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    Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Disney says it won't pay the ransom to protect POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Good on them for not paying up!

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    As each of the films has been worse then the previous one, I can't see the point in paying the ransom
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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    So WannaDecrypt0r was first a cyber attack, then believed to be by Russians, and now instead of Russians they think it was the North Koreans?

    I haven't seen any hardcore details about it myself but given that it infected many of these high profile targets effectively by accident - someone clicked something they shouldn't and the network comes along for the ride - and the amateurish nature of the message delivery and design (asking for $300 per PC isn't what you do when you target high profile organisations, the entire thing being avoided by registering a domain, preying on a weakness already patched by MSoft) I can't believe people are still buying this state sponsored weapon type rubbishrubbish. Ugh, someone call it out for the people-in-a-shed-with-too-much-time work it is.

    Back on topic, ISPs are sending mean emails to torrenters soon anyway, aren't they? Popular video sites like YouTube will go martial law on any uploads, they'd have to host their own website (and suffer Google removing it from search) to get any non-torrent exposure. Pirate business as usual. Barely even a threat to Disney..?

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Pirates vs Pirates lol

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    As each of the films has been worse then the previous one, I can't see the point in paying the ransom
    Can we pay a ransom for them not to release it?

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    As each of the films has been worse then the previous one, I can't see the point in paying the ransom
    Can we pay a ransom for them not to release it?
    Well said

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    There is much that Disney does now-a-days that I don't agree with. Good on Disney for this move!

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Quote Originally Posted by tag75 View Post
    Pirates vs Pirates lol
    Hah! I see what you did there! Well played.

    On the subject of paying the ransom, Disney make a good point that releasing it early or after the fact makes no difference as it'll turn up sooner or later. Which means it makes sense not to pay a ransom. Mind you, you would have thought they would have tightened up security / supply chain security after the hack relating to The Interview from a while ago.

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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    Quote Originally Posted by tag75 View Post
    Pirates vs Pirates lol
    I was wondering why nobody caught on that xD
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    Re: Hackers threaten fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film release

    link please

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