'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Is Not Hacked, Claims Disney CEO
Despite a slew of reports that "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was stolen by hackers, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger suggested that the reports were inaccurate. Iger ensured that while Disney received "a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen," "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" was not hacked as people believed.
"To our knowledge we were not hacked," said Iger to Yahoo Finance. "We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don't believe that it was real and nothing has happened. In today's world, cyber security is a front burner issue," he added.
The reports about the stealing surfaced two weeks ago, when Iger reportedly informed his employees that hackers had stolen a copy of "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" and demanded a ransom. However, the movie ended up being released as planned on Friday, May 26 and no copy of the film leaked onto the internet.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea, notably Jack.
"Pirates of the Carribean 5" is currently screening at U.S. theaters.
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