Hackers Demand HBO Pay Millions Of Dollars After Leaking Emails, Documents

  • Hackers Demand HBO Pay Millions Of Dollars After Leaking Emails, Documents

Hackers Demand HBO Pay Millions Of Dollars After Leaking Emails, Documents

An unaired episode surfaced online last week as well as personal information of an HBO executive.

This is already the second data dump that came from the supposed group of hackers.

Most notably though the hackers claim to have scripts from the new series of Game of Thrones revealing major plot developments before the episodes have actually aired on TV. However that's not all the hackers have managed to get their hands on.

We don't know if they have made a ransom demand to HBO in exchange for not leaking anything else. The hackers are allegedly asking for a ransom worth the 6-month salary of HBO CEOs in bitcoin, which is allegedly worth a staggering $6 million.

THE HACKERS that broke into HBO, fiddled with its filters and wandered off with terabytes of data are back, as expected, with more stuff.

The materials, which were emailed to the trade outlet, included a video letter to company CEO Richard Plepler that said "We successfully breached into your huge network".

An HBO representative told The Hollywood Reporter that the company was conducting a "forensic review", and that it does not believe that its "e-mail system as a whole has been compromised".

It went on to say, "HBO spends 12 million for Market Research and 5 million for GOT7 advertisements".

HBO confirmed the data leak but they are not sure what data was leaked. "So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" the letter, written by a 'Mr.Smith, ' reportedly adds.

Having initially posted around half a gigabyte of unreleased HBO shows and scripts online, the hackers have now upped their game.

HBO said it continues to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident - which took the hackers about six months to execute. It's unclear if those who leaked OITNB, have any connection to the current hack.