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New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ May Be Victim of Hackers Demanding Ransom (Report)

Hackers are threatening to leak the film in five, twenty-minute long segments

Hackers have obtained a copy of Disney’s upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and are demanding a ransom payment, according to Hollywood trade publications.

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a meeting with ABC employees Monday in New York that hackers claimed to have a stolen movie, but did not disclose the film or the amount demanded.

Deadline reported that the hackers have stolen the upcoming Johnny Depp vehicle “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” set for release on May 26.

Iger did not disclose the movie or the amount of the ransom, to be paid in Bitcoin, to employees, but said Disney currently working with the FBI on the matter.

Disney did not return TheWrap’s request for comment. The FBI said that it could neither confirm nor deny the report.

A spokesman for producer Jerry Bruckheimer declined to comment and directed TheWrap to Disney.

The hackers are threatening to release five and 20-minute segments of the film until the payment is paid.

(Correction: A previous version of this story said Iger named “Pirates” as the stolen film. In fact, he did not identify the film by name.)