Forget the Pentagon, Netflix was the target at the top of one hacker’s hit list over the weekend.
They leaked 10 episodes of the new series of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ after holding the film hub to ransom for an undisclosed sum.
The hacker, who was operating under the name ‘The Dark Overlord’ (you couldn’t make this up), announced the spontaneous leak via Twitter, which included a link to an illegal file sharing service.
The Associated Press, who originally reported the story, were unable to verify whether the files shared where the real deal or not.
Meanwhile, the MailOnline claim to have obtained a press release from ‘The Dark Overlord’ (though as with anything from this source and of this nature, we take its authenticity with a handful of salt) that read:
“We’ve decided to release Episodes 2-10 of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present.
“Do note that there are 13 episodes. However, we were so early when we acquired the copies that post hadn’t gotten around to Episodes 11-13.
“Perhaps Netflix will consider releasing the season earlier now that the cat’s out of the bag? We’re not quite done yet, though.
“We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC, and of course Netflix, still.
“There’s more Netflix on the feasting menu soon (in addition to the other studios, of course), but we’ll get to that later. Enjoy the fruits of our labour.”
The new series of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ isn’t due to be released until 9 June, and we advise everyone to wait for the Netflix premiere for two reasons. One, you get to see it in proper quality and in the correct order. And two, the other way is completely illegal.
Here’s a short clip ahead of then: