Hackers obtain upcoming 'Pirates of the Carribbean' film

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CEO Bob Iger briefed employees at ABC Monday morning but didn't confirm if the Pirates film is at risk of being leaked.

He did not name the film but said Disney had refused to pay and was working with federal investigators. While the affected movie hasn't been announced, Disney's upcoming big-budget films include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Cars 3".

Disney is in crisis mode with claims hackers have stolen an unreleased film and are threatening to leak it unless the company pays up.

Disney does not have any more films on its theatrical slate until Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, Coco on November 22, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15.

The hackers have reportedly threatened to release portions of the film online until their ransom demand is met. THR reported that the hackers planned to release the first five minutes of the film and then continue on with 20-minute increments until payment is made. But a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to comment said the movie that was hacked was the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel.

While Iger didn't disclose the movie title, Deadline is reporting it is the Johnny Depp-Orlando Bloom blockbuster - which is scheduled for release later this month.

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"And like all movies, Pirates would appear on torrent sites regardless practically the day of its release, so the hackers seem to be really over-estimating their impact here".

The hacker first tried to strong-arm the post-production company but eventually targeted Netflix with ransom demands.

It's unclear whether the two incidents are connected.

A huge ransom was demanded and to be paid in bitcoin.

A Disney spokesman declined to comment on the threat.

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