HACKERS HOLDING NETFLIX HOSTAGE LEAK 10 EPISODES OF “O.I.T.N.B” BUT THINGS DIDN’T GO QUITE TO PLAN. 🖥🔓 🤔
Netflix’s investors apparently weren’t too bothered by this weekend’s “Orange Is the New Black” leak, as the curse of “leaks” turned into a blessing as the leak sent the company’s stock up more than 3 percent Monday.
Netflix’s stock broke new records Monday morning, shooting up as high as $157.38 (R2, 106.92) and gaining more than 3 percent compared to Friday’s closing price. That’s despite the fact that a hacker or group of hackers going by the name of TheDarkOverlord leaked 10 episodes of the still-unreleased 5th season of “Orange Is the New Black” early Saturday morning following a security breach at a third-party vendor.
The show was apparently released after Netflix failed to respond to a blackmail attempt, with TheDarkOverlord demanding payments via the crypto-currency Bitcoin to not release the content.
Investors may like the fact that Netflix apparently didn’t give in to the hackers’ ransom demands, and there may be a sense that the leak of these ten episodes won’t materially impact the company.
Then again, TheDarkOverlord seems to be far from done judging by a tweet they posted:
The group claims to have its hands on 3 dozen additional movies and TV shows as part of the same hack, with titles including ABC’s “The Catch,” NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” CBS’ “NCIS Los Angeles,” and Fox’s “New Girl.”