Hacker publishes unreleased series

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 15:00

Popular series like ‘Orange is the New Black’ has been reportedly leaked by a malicious hacker. 

The hacker released 10 episodes of the series which were due to air June 9th, 2017. 

The hacker who stole the episodes said they had also managed to steal series from other broadcasters including ABC, Fox and National Geographic.                            

Netflix told Entertainment Weekly that it was "aware of the situation”, but refused to pay a ransom which led to the release, and according to police, the theft took place in late 2016. 

But, while it is unknown how much ransom the hacker wanted to keep the shows offline, the police continue to investigate. 

It is also said that 37 other shows and films were stolen including, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Season 1 of Bill Nye Saves the World

It is said that the hacker who goes by the alias, “The Dark Overlord” has before, targeted hospitals and other health institutions. 

Source: http://www.bbc.com