Disney CEO Bob Iger says a threat that hackers had stolen a Disney movie was probably false.
“To our knowledge we were not hacked,” he told Yahoo. “We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required.”
Iger told ABC employees during a town hall meeting hackers claimed to have stolen one of its films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The alleged cybercriminals threatened to release the movie in segments unless Disney paid a ransom via bit coin.
Nothing has happened since the “hackers” made their demands, Iger added to Yahoo.
Disney did not respond to CNBC’s request for additional comment.
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