Disney Hack was a Hoax

Disney's boss has said reports that the company had been hacked were untrue, and that it received "only a threat".

Bob Iger denied reports that one of the studio's unreleased films had been stolen by hackers.

"To our knowledge we were not hacked," the chief executive told Yahoo Finance.

"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 confirmed earlier this month that the company had received a ransom note asking for a "huge sum" to be paid in the virtual currency Bitcoin, or the hackers would release parts of the film minutes at a time.

"We don't believe that it was real and nothing has happened," he said.

"In today's world, cybersecurity is a front burner issue."

According to some reports, the film in question was Johnny Depp's Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the upcoming sequel to the franchise.

Several news outlets, such as Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, named it as the most likely film to have been stolen, while website TorrentFreak quotes an email exchange with a supposed hacker claiming to have stolen an incomplete cut of the latest Star Wars film.

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