‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Episodes Leaked on Pirate Bay

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An anonymous hacker who goes by the handle “thedarkoverlord”, has leaked the first 10 episodes of season 5 of Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ on the popular torrent downloading website, The Pirate Bay. According to Variety, the hacker released the episodes shortly before 6 a.m. ET Saturday, with the 10 files comprising a total of 11.46 gigabytes, after Netflix apparently failed to respond to his shakedown demands.

Netflix has set June 9 for the release of season five of “Orange Is the New Black.” It’s possible that the streamer will move up the “OITNB” premiere date now that the bulk of the episodes have leaked. Reps for Netflix did not respond to a request for comment about the latest development.

The hacker or hackers also claim to have obtained unreleased shows from ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC. The content appears to have been stolen in an attack on post-production studio Larson Studios in late 2016, according to piracy-news site TorrentFreak. 

In an online post, the hacker(s) explained that they obtained only the first 10 of the 13 episodes of “OITNB” season 5 because the cyberattack was carried out before the final three installments were available. Below is a message posted by the hacker:

“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix. You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was. We’re quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves.”

And to the others: there’s still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table — for now.”

Last year, Netflix renewed its most watched original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for seasons 5,6 and 7.

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  • Peter Mikhail

    How is this relevant to apple, tech or Canada?!

  • Olley

    Who would want to watch a bunch of women yapping around on tv?? hiliary lost. Get over it.

  • Gary Bowen

    Well of course, on the website OrangeIsTheNewBlackInCanada, they occasionally discuss Apple related news, so it’s only fair.

  • FragilityG4

    How would they lose money? It’s not like subscribes would cancel a subscription because a season leaked a few months earlier. Now networks I understand because there’s advertising revenue to be lost. Nevertheless this criminal writes his post as if they were business partners. Hopefully he/she/they get caught and live out their own life in Orange is the new Black.

  • FragilityG4

    It’s a hack… how does that not fall into your technology category?

  • Peter Mikhail

    I didn’t know stealing is part of technology category now.

  • FragilityG4

    How does one hack and what does one hack?

  • another white male

    lol I agree. this is why I’m voting for Christy Clark. She knows how to keep women in their place

  • raslucas

    Yes. For people that are subscribers, I’d say nothing’s lost. But for people who want to watch it and aren’t subscribers, now they aren’t going to be.

    That’s the money lost they speak of. I think it’s wrong what the hackers did, but it’s just another of those things where there are companies that just don’t take security seriously and this is the result. I feel like there are companies that don’t take it seriously, then there are companies that are over paranoid and there a group in the middle. I think everyone needs to move over a bit. So there are only the just right and the overparanoid.