Stranger Things 3 Hits Pirate Sites in 4K, Pointing to Netlix Leak

By Shabana Arif on at

If you've been browsing pirating sites, you may have stumbles across torrents for the newest series of Stranger Things in 4K which is a rarity, which points to a potential Netflix breach.

Because of the encryption methods, you won't tend to find 4K versions of your favourite shows - particularly those on Netflix. The streaming platform uses Widevine DRM, along with the likes of Hulu and Amazon Prime, and employs the highest of its three levels of content protection.

With the entirety of Stranger Things 3 out in the wild in 4K, the implication is that it's been cracked, or someone at Netflix has decided to share the files. The files were uploaded by release group DEFLATE and are marked "internal".

Earlier this year, researchers at Fidus Information Security cracked Widevine's DRM and managed to download an unencrypted raw file for Netflix’s Stranger Things, although this was only the lowest tier of content protection.

It's not clear who was behind the leak of Stranger Things 3's 4K files, but for now, they're out there to be downloaded willy nilly. [TorrentFreak]