Oh how we love living in a world where anything of yours can be stolen by just the push of a button. It is truly amazing how we as a society survived a century ago.
Well, we have an Expendables 3 episode going on here, but with a little more flair. It has been reported nearly two days ago that hackers have stolen a complete copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and are optioning it up for a ransom in the form of Bitcoin currency. So long as Disney does not pay the hackers have threatened to release the film in chunks before the release date, which is only a week away.
But is Disney worried? Hell no; they are just shrugging the attack off. It has been reported that the ransom is just a measly $80,000, which for Disney, is couch change for them.
While it’s impressive that a complete copy of Pirates has been taken, the hackers are only embarrassing themselves; and whether or not they will actually release the film in chunks as previously stated, if they have the film at all since there is no concrete evidence, is just a mute point.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is due to be released on May 26th.