Saturday 16 December 2017

Netflix hacker claims to have 'hundreds of gigabytes' more of unseen tv

Orange Is The New Black Season 5
Orange Is The New Black Season 5

Christopher Hooton

After an unfinished version of Orange is the New Black season 5 was leaked over the weekend, the episodes have apparently been stolen along with many others from Hollywood-based audio post-production company Larson Studios.

Hacking group The Dark Overlord (TDO) was behind it, and is now threatening to make other new seasons of shows available for torrent.

TDO told it had discovered "hundreds of gigabytes of unreleased and non-public media", from networks including FOX, IFC, NAT GEO and ABC.

"It's nearly time to play another round," it posted on Twitter shortly before time of writing, along with a list of the shows it claims to have stolen:

A Midsummers Nightmare  – TV Movie

Above Suspicion  – Film

Bill Nye Saves The World  – TV Series

Breakthrough  – TV Series

Brockmire – TV Series

Bunkd – TV Series

Celebrity Apprentice (The Apprentice)  – TV Series

Food Fact or Fiction  – TV Series

Handsome  – Film

Hopefuls  – TV Series

Hum  – Short

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  – TV Series

Jason Alexander Project  – TV Series

Liza Koshy Special  – YoutubeRed

Lucha Underground  – TV Series

Lucky Roll  – TV Series

Making History – TV Series

Man Seeking Woman  – TV Series

Max and Shred  – TV Series

Mega Park  – TV Series

NCIS Los Angeles  – TV Series

New Girl  – TV Series

Orange Is The New Black  – TV Series


TDO appears to have stolen the shows in the hope of receiving a ransom fee. It apparently demanded 50 Bitcoin from Netflix (€65,000), a sum it said in a very colourful letter was "modest" in comparison to the amount the studio stands to lose from the leak.

A statement from Netflix regarding the leak of the new Orange is the New Black season reads: "We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved."

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