Hackers post new stolen HBO files, demand millions in ransom

HBO Hack Feared To Be Larger Than Sony Hack

HBO Hack Feared To Be Larger Than Sony Hack

The hackers behind the cyber attack targeting USA television network Home Box Office (HBO) leaked a screenshot of the conversation, dated 27 July 2017, to several news outlets.

The attack came at a sensitive time for HBO: Parent Time Warner is seeking regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T Inc in an US$85.4 billion deal announced in October.

In exchange for the hackers' good will, the company was ready to pay $250,000 disguised in the form of a bug bounty reward, which the company usually gives out to white hat security researchers.

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Along with the unaired episodes, personal phone numbers and email addresses of few GoT actors including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Emilia Clarke were also released.

Hackers obtained more than a terabyte of data from the company, including scripts for the first five episodes of season seven of "Game of Thrones".

The hackers' ransom demand is "six months salary worth in bitcoin", which given their claim of $12 million (roughly Rs. 76.5 crores) annually, comes to about $6 million (roughly Rs. 38.2 crores).

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Over the last week, we have been hearing more and more about the HBO hack. What if they release the data even they have been paid?

An extension for the deadline of payment of the ransom was also requested by HBO. The hackers are planning to continue their momentum if the ransom (estimated at around $ 7 million) that they require in a video on Richard Pepler, chief executive of the chain, is not given " within three days ".

HBO has already acknowledged the theft and said that the network is continuing the investigation with the help of the police and some cybersecurity experts. So far the HBO leaks have been limited, falling well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014, when hackers unearthed reams of embarrassing emails.

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Game of Thrones, now in its penultimate season, is the most popular show in HBO's history and has always been a target of digital piracy.

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