Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly told ABC employees Monday that hackers are threatening to leak an upcoming movie unless the company pays up a "large sum" in Bitcoin, according to sources speaking with The Hollywood Reporter.
Iger made the comments Monday in a town-hall meeting with ABC staff before the network's fall season presentation to advertisers Tuesday in NY.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Disney is now working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and are refusing to pay the "enormous" ransom that is being demanded. Iger said that Disney is refusing to pay and the studio is working with the USA federal investigators for further actions. The unnamed hacking group have threatened to release the film incrementally is their demands aren't met.
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Since Friday, banks, hospitals and government agencies have been among a variety of targets for hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in older Microsoft computer operating systems.
Rumors have been going around the net last week that a working print of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pirated and being held for ransom by hackers. The online video streaming company refused to pay the ransom demanded by the cyber criminals.
It comes two weeks after Netflix confirmed that hackers were responsible for leaking new episodes of its hit series, "Orange Is the New Black". The show is officially set to be released on June 9. A spokesperson for the FBI Los Angeles office, Laura Eimiller denied that the agency is advising Hollywood firms to pay in cases of ransomware attacks. "Of course, the individual victim must weigh their options".