Hackers hit HBO, demand millions for data

Hackers hit HBO, demand millions for data

The hackers claim to have taken 1.5TB of data - the equivalent to several TV series box sets or millions of documents - but HBO said that it doesn't believe its email system as a whole has been compromised, although it did acknowledge the theft of "proprietary information".

The hackers behind the recent massive HBO cyber attack have reportedly released a cache of the network's internal documents, including a "detailed summary" of an upcoming "Game Of Thrones" episode.

The hackers identified themselves as collective pseudonym "Mr Smith", sending HBO CEO Richard Plepler a video on Monday threatening further disclosures. The hackers, whose motto is "HBO is Falling", demanded $6 million in bitcoin, the digital currency.

However, according to a spokesperson from HBO, the leak was related to one of HBO's distribution partners, Star India, and had no relation to the hack.

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THR is not revealing the contents of the emails or the substance of the leaked Game of Thrones materials, which also includes marketing spreadsheets and media plans for the hit series.

It is unclear if the author of the email is involved in the hack, but it originated from the same account, which said there would be leaks this Sunday.

Adding, "We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident". They instead have their message scroll across the screen with ominous music in the background. The dump contained technical data detailing HBO's internal network and administrator passwords, draft scripts from five Game of Thrones episodes, including this week's instalment, and a month's worth of emails from HBO's vice president for film programming, Leslie Cohen. Meanwhile, our dedicated employees continue to focus on delivering the high quality of entertainment and service for which we are known. They also claim that HBO marks their 17th target, and only three have failed to pay.

Company documents and video episodes of other HBO shows were also shared.

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