HBO hackers get serious with second leak and ransom demands
10 August, 2017, 00:18 | Author: Lorena Waters
Perpetrators of the data breach have also shared a link which provides access to confidential documents including emails and Game of Thrones materials such as marketing spreadsheets, script summaries, and casting details.
'As we said the forensic review is ongoing.
Unknown hackers have released 3.4-gigabyte of files out of the 1.5-terabyte HBO data that they claimed stolen.
The hackers claim it took six months to break into HBO's network, and that they spend $500,000 a year purchasing so-called zero-day exploits that let them break into networks through holes not yet known to Microsoft and other software companies.
Documents in the latest leak were marked "HBO is failing", according to the Wired news site, and included legal information, employment agreements, and other company files. It claims HBO is the hackers' 17th target and that only three of their past targets refused to pay.
The episode - titled "The Spoils of War" - was publicly made available on Reddit, days before it was originally scheduled to air.
The hackers also revealed the cast list for "Game of Thrones", which includes the actors' telephone numbers and email addresses.
Hackers behind the attack have now threatened to publish additional material from upcoming Game Of Thrones episode today, Sunday August 6th. He adds that, "the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised".
HBO, however, denies that its email system in its entirety is in danger, conceding that "propriety information" has been stolen.
Apparently, it was part of some files that originally belonged to another senior HBO executive who also had seen passwords to many of her personal online accounts leaked last week.
"We want XXX dollars to stop leaking your data", the letter said, later alluding to a figure of half the group's annual budget of $12 million to $15 million.
The hackers, who illegally broke into HBO's computer networks, claim to have taken 1.5 terabytes of data, including the fourth episode of season seven, which aired in the USA on Sunday, and was released illegally on Friday - days after a script from the newest instalment of the fantasy series was published on the Internet.
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