HBO hackers reportedly threaten to leak more content Sunday

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 4, 2017

HBO has been hyper-sensitive to leaks in recent years ever since the first four episodes of Game of Thrones' fifth season leaked shortly before the linear broadcast premiere in 2015.

What's more, another report by The Washington Post said US insight authorities trust the HBO hack is significantly littler than the information rupture at Sony in 2014.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler released a statement to staff Wednesday, saying, "We do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised, but the forensic review is ongoing".

'The fact that you have law enforcement and a [cybersecurity] firm involved most likely means this will be a very large incident for HBO'.

It's not clear if the hackers actually have what would be the crown jewel target for an HBO cyber breach - upcoming episodes of the company's biggest hit, Game of Thrones. However, they've promised that more is on the way, and with a potential 1.5 terabytes of data at their disposal, they could be in possession of quite a lot. While our various characters may have their eyes on the Iron Throne, HBO is already sitting pretty on its own pointy chair of network greatness. "Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold".

Unfortunately for HBO, the latest reports indicate that hackers targeted specific HBO content and data housed in different locations, suggesting multiple points of entry-and the bad actors stole more than seven times as much as the 0.2 terabytes taken in the Sony hack, according to Corey Williams, senior director of products and marketing at Centrify.

HBO declined to provide any information about the amount or content of data stolen. "Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us".

Netflix also fell victim to a hacker after one snatched and leaked previously unreleased episodes of its original series "Orange Is The New Black".

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