The new season of Orange Is the New Black wasn't due to be released by Netflix until June 9 but the hacker, going by the sinister moniker 'thedarkoverload', moved that schedule up leaking season 5 over the weekend because according to The New York Times "...the streaming service failed to meet its ransom requests". The hacker also claims to have stolen other yet-to-be released TV shows from a number of major networks including ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC.

The New York Times reports that the breach seems to have happened at a LA postproduction company, Larson Studios, used by television and movie studios for digital mixing. According to the article the FBI were informed of the breach at the studio back in January but "...did not start notifying the content companies until a month ago." This is the latest in a string of cybercrimes with the Sony email hacking another recent high profile tech crime. And it's not expected to stop any time soon, with even the smartest tech security being outmanoeuvred by increasingly sophisticated hackers evolving security-breaking hacks at lightning speed.

As for this TV hacking situation, unfortunately for the network execs it looks like thedarkoverlord is gearing up to leak new unreleased content after recently tweeting this: "It's nearly time to play another round."

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