A group of hackers known as The Dark Overlord claims to have obtained the episodes of the fifth season of Orange is the New Black, one of the most popular Netflix TV series, whose online broadcast was scheduled for 9 June. Initially hackers had spread online only the first episode, advancing unspecified requests to Netflix to not to put online the remaining episodes.
In the late morning of April 29, the same hackers have released a file that they say contains the first ten episodes of the fifth season (which should contain 13). Netflix has effectively confirmed the authenticity of the files explaining that hackers have gained possession of the episodes after infiltrating servers in a post-production company that works with Netflix and many other companies.
The hackers said that they had also obtained the TV series of other television stations or production houses, which for the moment have not spread online, belonging to the most important American television houses such as ABC, Fox, IFC and National Geographic.
Netflix, which recently exceeded 100 million users may now decide to put episodes online relatively quickly and, however, said it had made the necessary complaints. Netflix has not yet commented on the spread of the later episodes in the first. The largest streaming tv in the world, with 100 million users in over 200 countries has been put in check by a hacker.
It could be the plot of one of Netflix's cult series, Black Mirror, and instead is reality, and to be hit is just the company to Reed Hastings. After refusing to pay a ransom, it saw it go into the network 10 of the 13 unedited episodes of Orange is the New Black 5 TV series, one of its first and most successful TV series.
The episodes of the new season were released in a compressed file of 11.46 GB via BitTorrent, traceable via Pirate Bay. Netflix had planned to broadcast the series starting on June 9, but now the date could change. In its twitter account, The Dark Overlord warned, 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.
The same hacker claims on Twitter to have in exclusive new products of TV networks ABC, Fox, National Geographic. They would have been stolen from Larson Studios during post-production at the end of last year. The three episodes of the series that they send to the appeal had not yet been produced when the hacker violated the company's servers.