A hacker is said to have released 10 episodes of the fifth season of ‘Orange is the New Black’ due to be released on 9th June
The episodes are believed to have been uploaded to file-sharing sites across the net after US media firm Netflix refused to pay a ransom.
Netflix is ‘Aware of the situation’ and added that “A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”
The hacker behind the theft uses the alias The Dark Overlord and before now has largely targeted hospitals and other healthcare institutions.
It is not clear how much money the hacker wanted for keeping the stolen TV shows offline.
Computer security news site Databreaches.net said it had been given evidence by the hacker that they also got away with 37 other shows and films.
Stolen shows include XXX: Return of Xander Cage, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Season 1 of Bill Nye Saves the World