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Disney CEO Has Something To Say About That Rumored Movie Hack

Earlier this month, hackers claimed to have a copy of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

Disney CEO Has Something To Say About That Rumored Movie Hack
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Earlier this month, real-life internet pirates said they were holding Disney's latest swashbuckling, adventure-filled pirate movie for ransom.

Sounds a little fishy, right? Or perhaps just a perfect example of life imitating art. 

But now, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger says the company believes hackers never actually got their hands on "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

"To our knowledge we were not hacked," Iger told Yahoo Finance.

Last week, Iger told employees that hackers were threatening to leak portions of a stolen film if they weren't given an undisclosed sum of money in the form of Bitcoin. 

Deadline reported the film in question was the fifth "Pirates" movie. 

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While it appears this threat was a false alarm, it seems no movie or TV studio is completely safe from hackers these days.

Just last month, a hacking group uploaded almost the entire upcoming fifth season of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" after the company refused to pay a ransom.

As of Friday, "Pirates of the Caribbean," starring Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem, is in theaters. It's expected to make around $80 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend.