Disney was in the headlines for various reasons this month, with reports circulating that its official website has been hacked.

There were rumors that the hackers are holding the company to ransom; media outlets including The Verge and Deadline reported that the group of hackers threatened to leak out “Pirates of the Caribbean: dead men tell No Tales” before its official date. It was also reported that they demanded a hefty amount in bitcoin; otherwise they will unofficially release future projects of Disney. To this, Disney representatives say that neither the official website has been hacked nor anyone threatened to leak out the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.

What does Disney boss say?

Disney CEO says that “Pirates of the Caribbean” was not stolen at all, and people should stop creating a mess. TorrentFreak did some digging into the matter, and revealed that a group of hackers had stolen an incomplete version of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” They demanded ransom, but Disney did not pay attention since the release of incomplete version was not going to impact the film. Other sources such as Deadline and Variety failed to provide any compelling proof that the studio’s website was hacked. So, the whole thing looks like a hoax, intended to damage the reputation of Disney.

Disney CEO Bob Iger told The Sun that the company’s blockbuster was not in danger of being leaked if the ransom isn’t paid.

At that time, it was also said that Disney is in talks with the US federal investigators to look into the ransom threat; but Mr. Bob says that there is nothing like that. The studio found no evidence that a digital copy of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was stolen, revealing that it was never hacked. Bob Iger, however, took the rumors seriously and investigated the matter.

He did not comment on the case until the investigators confirmed that the film was not hacked.

Is it a hoax?

Bob Iger said in a statement to The Sun that it is an absolute hoax since “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was never stolen. In fact, the film opened on May 25, 2017, and is doing excellent business at the box office.

Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" features Javier Bardem as Salazar, Kaya Scodelario as Carina, Brenton Thwaites as Henry, Keira Knightley as Swann, Orlando Bloom as Will, and others. Disney hopes that the film will gross over $1.3 billion during its theoretical run.