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HBO Hackers Leak Email From Network That Offers Them $250000

12 Agosto 2017, 04:49 | Gervasio Siguenza

Why is 'Game of Thrones' being hacked?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys the unburnt emerges naked from the flames

This includes the script for upcoming Game of Thrones episodes and two unreleased episodes, technical documents detailing HBO's internal network, and administrator passwords.

Well, here's some disheartening news for fans of the popular television network: HBO has had their servers hacked.

In what appears to be an effort to embarrass HBO, the email dated July 27 and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter indicates a negotiation going on between the network and the hackers.

Along with the above data, hackers have also released the personal phone numbers of Game of Thrones actors.

Last week the hacker group leaked one script of "Games of Thrones" and content from other HBO productions.

The hackers also posted a multi million dollar ransom demand in order to prevent the whole of the current series series, much of which is yet to be broadcast, and further emails.

In a video directed to HBO's chief executive, Richard Plepler, "Mr. Smith" used white text on a black background to threaten further disclosures if HBO did not pay the ransom.

A person close to the investigation said that the email was a delay tactic and that HBO never intended on cooperating with the hackers. One of them was a summary of legal claims against the company, and the other was the job offer letters to the top executives, reports The New York Times.

HBO repeated its earlier assertion that it doesn't believe its entire email system has been compromised by hackers.

This isn't quite as bad as the Sony hacking scandal, but it definitely isn't good! HBO has three days to pay the ransom and according to the hackers, should the deadline pass, they will dump all the information onto the internet.

We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident. In their initial video to HBO, they requested "six months salary", claiming to make $12 million to $15 million per year.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.



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