Hacker Group Leaks Eight Episodes of Steve Harvey’s ABC Game Show

The hacking group behind the leak of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black has now posted episodes of ABC’s new game show Funderdome. 

The hackers, calling themselves The Dark Overlord, claimed on social media Monday morning that they had stolen and leaked eight unaired episodes of the Steve Harvey-hosted show.

“ABC’s “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” Episodes 1-8 from an entirely unaired television series,” the group tweeted.

“Time to play another round. We’re following through on our threats as we always do,” the group wrote in a message along with a link to the stolen material. “We firmly believe that honesty and determination are the two most important factors of any business.”

“If you prefer your meat bloody, we’re serving it bloody as can be,” the message continued. “We’re bringing another piece from the world of unaired mainstream media content: ABC’s ‘Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.'”

The group had issued a vague hacking-related threat to the network Friday, tweeting: “American Broadcasting Company may be up next, ladies and gentlemen.”

In April, the group hacked a post-production database and demanded an undisclosed ransom from Netflix in exchange for a promise not to upload the popular prison drama on the file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay, ahead of its world premiere on June 9.

Netflix refused to pay, and the group released all ten episodes of Orange online.

According to the Associated Press, the FBI is among the law enforcement agencies investigating the group. However, The Dark Overlord said it has obtained episodes from other popular films and TV series, including Celebrity Apprentice, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and NCIS Los Angeles. 

From Harvey and Shark Tank producer Mark Burnett, Funderdome is a seed-funding reality competition show that looks to give innovators and entrepreneurs a chance to win $10,000 – $100,000 to fund their business or product.

Funderdome is slated to premiere June 11 on ABC.

 

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter: @jeromeehudson


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