A hacker who tried to hold Netflix hostage over the new season of "Orange is the New Black" has apparently made good on this threat and uploaded most of Season 5.
On Saturday, the hacker, who calls himself "thedarkoverlord," announced via Twitter that he had leaked new episodes of the hit Netflix series, which isn't set to premiere until June 9.
The hacker is also threatening to leak other pirated content from Netflix and other TV networks, including ABC, National Geographic, Fox, and IFC.
Who is next on the list? FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. Oh, what fun we're all going to have. We're not playing any games anymore.— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017
"You're going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was," the hacker tweeted. He also threatened,"There's still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table — for now."
Netflix released a statement saying, "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."
USA Today reports that ABC, Fox, and IFC declined to comment on the threats on Sunday and National Geographic and FBI didn't respond
So far, no threats to target USA, the home of TV's most famous hacker, "Mr. Robot."
Some fans have been tweeting that they had downloaded Season 5 of "OITNB," calling the hacker "You Are Our Saviour. Enjoying the show!" (Tweeting that you're enjoying pirated content. Not smart.)
Variety speculates that Netflix might move up the premiere date due to the hack.
"Thedarkoverlord released a series of grandiose tweets before announcing the hacking.
We've elected ourselves to participate in the grand creation of history itself. Marvelous, isn't it?— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
To those of you carefully watching this feed, allow the events that are but mere moments away to influence your choises.— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
And so let it be read that the loathsome giants do too fall. Hello Netflix, we've arrived: https://t.co/Fmb1gsZf4a— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017
His most recent tweet came this morning:
It's nearly time to play another round.— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) May 1, 2017