Disney: Nope, Not Paying Ransom On Hacked Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

Had you heard that Disney had been hacked, and had the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stolen? Whomever did this was threatening to release it in drips and drabs. Well…

(Breitbart) Disney is refusing, thus far, to buckle to hackers’ ransomware demands to return the new edition of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Disney CEO Bob Iger has gone to the FBI, rather than pay a huge amount of Bitcoins to the ransomware hackers to recover the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. The first several episodes generated $3.75 billion at the box office.

The WannaCrypt virus, better known as “WannaCry,” worm-spread over the weekend at the rate of about 5,000 computers an hour. It exploited known vulnerabilities of servers running Microsoft software that had not been updated with the existing Windows Defender’s MS17-010 anti-virus security patch, or are so old they are no longer supported.

Good for them. Realistically, they surely know that most people aren’t going to care about the drips and drabs: they know people are going to want to go see this movie in the theaters on the big screen, something I mentioned at Hot Air the other day. That’s what I want to do. Someone gave me a copy of Revenge of the Sith prior to the release of the movie: I did not watch it. They thought they were hooking me up. I threw it out. Seeing something like that on the big screen is what I want to do. And we’ll see if this upcoming one works.

Good for Disney for opting out of the ransom.

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2 Responses to “Disney: Nope, Not Paying Ransom On Hacked Pirates Of The Caribbean 5”

  1. Animal says:

    Hopefully Disney’s reply to the hackers ended with the words “…and the horse you rode in on.”

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