Shanghai Disney Resort held the movie's world premiere and was followed by a star-studded event in Paris, and the film will premiere in Los Angeles on the 18th of May. Iger said that Disney is refusing to pay and the studio is working with the United States federal investigators for further actions.
He didn't name the movie, but one of the studio's biggest anticipated summer releases, ironically, is "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", scheduled for release May 26th.
Iger didn't identify the movie, and the Burbank-based Disney declined to comment. The hackers said they would release the film in parts should their demands go unmet.
The hacker first tried to strong-arm the post-production company but eventually targeted Netflix with ransom demands.
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Deadline reported later Monday that the film in question is the studio's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean, the fifth film in the swashbuckling pirates franchise starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that hackers want the ransom paid in Bitcoin.
"Attribution is probably the hardest thing the Federal Bureau of Investigation is dealing with here". Now there has been a shift with the advent of ransomware so (these companies) are getting demands to pay for their own IP. The last four installments in the franchise have been huge successes for Disney, collectively grossing almost $3.73 billion worldwide.
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