UPDATE 2:38 p.m. EST: The hacker identified as The Dark Underlord has followed through on a threat to release the newest episodes of "Orange is the New Black" after Netflix allegedly failed to response to the hackers demands, Variety reported.
The first 10 episodes of season five were shared shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday. This comes after the hacker published the premiere episode from the upcoming season on Friday to Pirate Bay.
ORIGINAL STORY: Reminiscent of of when North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, a hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange is the New Black," and is demanding that the company pay an undisclosed ransom to prevent the new episodes from being leaked online, the Associated Press reported. Operating under the name, The Dark Overlord, the hacker appears to have uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service, though the authentically of the file has yet to be verified.
In the random note, The Dark Overlord claimed to have stolen other series from other studios by hacking into a single company. The individual(s) promised to release the titles unless "modest" randoms are paid.
The latest episodes of the series were initially scheduled to debut June 9.