A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of "Orange is the New Black" is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed.
"We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved," Netflix said in a statement.
'Orange is the New Black' cast
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: (L-R) Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley and Uzo Aduba attend the TimesTalks presents: 'Orange Is the New Black' at The Times Center on June 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Taylor Schilling attends the Thakoon fashion show on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Jackie Cruz was seen enjoying a cafecito at the Café Bustelo Pop-Up Cafe in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, Oct. 21
Actress Laura Prepon poses for a photo with a sign with her photo on it in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York June 10, 2015. Prepon was promoting the new season of "Orange Is the New Black" which airs on Netflix. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Danielle Brooks, Jason Biggs, Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon attend a photocall to launch season 2 of Netflix exclusive series 'Orange Is The New Black' on May 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Taylor Schilling attends the 2016 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner at Spring Studios on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actress Laverne Cox arrives at Variety's Power Of Women Luncheon 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Laverne Cox attends the premiere of Fox's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again' on October 13, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 30: Ruby Rose attends the '2016 Netflix Night In Seoul' at DDP on June 30, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Model/DJ Ruby Rose attends Urban Decay: Vice After Dark at Greenpoint Terminal on May 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: (L-R) Adrienne C. Moore, Diane Guerrero, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Jenji Kohan, Cindy Holland, Natasha Lyonne and Jackie Cruz attend 'Orange Is The New Black' premiere at SVA Theater on June 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Taryn Manning attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Taryn Manning attends celebrities visit SiriusXM on August 25, 2016 at SiriusXM Studio on August 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Actress Samira Wiley attends the Warner Bros premiere of 'War Dogs' in Hollywood, California, on August 15, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Samira Wiley attends the 'Nerve' New York premiere at SVA Theater on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
Actress Natasha Lyonne arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Cast member Uzo Aduba reacts to seeing comedian Rosie O'Donnell at the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
(L-R) Actresses Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Selenis Leyva, casting director Jennifer Euston, actresses Kate Mulgrew, and Laura Prepon pose for pictures at the "Orange Is The New Black" FYC screening at DGA Theater in New York August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Actress Lea DeLaria attends the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Emma Myles attends the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)
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Using the alias The Dark Overlord, the hacker reportedly stole other TV shows in the breach, according to the AP, and may have already uploaded the first episode of "Orange Is the New Black" Season 5 to an illegal file-sharing website.
The F.B.I. is believed to be investigating the matter.
New episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" are set for release on June 9.