If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black series, then you’re probably aware that Season 5 is expected to premiere on the 9th of June. However a group of hackers calling themselves TheDarkOverlord has managed to steal Season 5 and have since leaked the first episode online.

Speaking to TorrentFreak, the group claims that towards the end of 2016, they managed to gain access to the systems of Larson Studios, which is an ADR studio based in Hollywood, and this is how they got their hands on the videos. They then tried to negotiate for a ransom which Larson allegedly agreed to, but eventually failed to follow through, leading to the hacker group releasing the first episode.

The group also claims to have reached out to Netflix for a similar arrangement, but their proposals went unanswered. “Armed with this information, we naturally approached Netflix and the others in an attempt to devise a mutually-beneficial arrangement where we are paid and Netflix and friends don’t wake up to find their hard work plastered on the internet. Our proposals went unanswered so our hands have been forced.”

In a statement made by Netflix, “We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”

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