Those 'Orange Is The New Black' fans waiting for season 5 this summer may have gotten an EARLY gift. A HACKER had been allegedly 'holding the 5th season' for ransom and when Netflix didn't agree to his DEMANDS, he RELEASED the 1st five episodes of season 5 ONLINE and vows tpo RELEASE the REST OF THE SEASON as well.... And we have the LINK to the SHOWS HERE after the JUMP!
The first 10 episodes of season 5 were apparently shared shortly before 6 a.m. ET Saturday, with the 10 files comprising a total of 11.46 gigabytes. The hacker, who uses the handle “thedarkoverlord,” published the premiere episode from the upcoming season of “Orange Is the New Black” on Friday to the Pirate Bay.
Netflix has set June 9 for the release of season five of “Orange Is the New Black.” It’s possible that the streamer will move up the “OITNB” premiere date now that the bulk of the episodes have leaked.
Reps for Netflix did not respond to a request for comment about the latest development.
According to “thedarkoverlord,” the hacker or hackers also have obtained unreleased shows from ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC. The content appears to have been stolen in an attack on post-production studio Larson Studios in late 2016, according to piracy-news site TorrentFreak. “Thedarkoverlord” explained in an online post that they obtained only the first 10 of the 13 episodes of “OITNB” season 5 because the cyberattack was carried out before the final three installments were available.
In a statement Friday, Netflix said: “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.”
It’s not clear what impact the theft and piracy of one of Netflix’s top shows will have. The hacker (or hacker collective) behind the heist has claimed to have made an extortion demand to the company, asking for an unspecified sum of money. However, the motive for purloining and leaking “OITNB” could be more about bragging rights in the cybercrime underworld.
In a message posted early Saturday, “thedarkoverlord” was arrogant and even scolding.
“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix. You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was,” the hacker wrote. “We’re quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves.”
The hacker concluded the diatribe with an explicit threat to the other networks whose TV shows were allegedly stolen: “And to the others: there’s still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table — for now.”
You want to CHECK THEM out BEFORE they are gone right?? FOLLOW THE TRAIL....
And so let it be read that the loathsome giants do too fall. Hello Netflix, we've arrived: https://t.co/Fmb1gsZf4a— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
Let's try to be a bit more direct, Netflix: https://t.co/xhS07xugGK— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
Not so fast, Netflix: https://t.co/Dz434nLc6F— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
Who is next on the list? FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. Oh, what fun we're all going to have. We're not playing any games anymore.— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017
We are releasing the remainder of OITNB Season 5. Direct link to DL episodes: https://t.co/kcQZvwEsnx— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017
Can we get the REST OF THE 'Empire' episodes too.... ASKING FOR A FRIEND....