Hackers blackmailed Netflix

Netflix is currently in the middle of negotiating a deal with hackers who have obtained all episodes of Orange is the New Black in the fifth season. This article covers what may be Netflix’s worst nightmare when it comes to copyright laws and copying in general.

The case

A group of hackers has somehow obtained all the episodes of the fifth season of the self-produced series Orange is the New Black. The group, calling themselves TheDakrOverlord, demanded a ransom, essentially blackmailing the online video store into putting all episodes online prematurely unless they received a substantial sum from the provider.

Did you know?

Netflix is a website/streaming service that allows you to watch movies and TV shows at home or on the go. They have over 14 million subscribers worldwide and are now available in more than 190 countries. The company was founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California, but it really started to gain popularity after they began their streaming service in 2007.


In all honesty, Netflix should be happy that the hackers decided to share their stolen content with the world. They have already seen a massive increase in viewership and new subscribers who are drawn to the show’s gripping storyline.