HBO-hackers leak e-mails and demands ransom

HBO-hackers leak e-mails and demands ransom

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The hacker or computer hacker group that has recently been penetrated by pay-tv channels HBO, has a large collection of e-mails from a director in your hands.

The entertainmentblad The Hollywood Reporter got Monday a link to the material sent.

The e-mails should be received within one month are sent or received and under more confidential details about the hit series Game of Thrones. The leaf has not about the content of the written material and also reveals not any HBO employee is affected.

According to Wired is also a script of the next episode of Game of Thrones online, just like previously happened.

HBO says that there is still research being done on the hack, but it did not appear that the complete e-mail system is hacked. May is the password of an individual employee stolen.


Reportedly the hackers to 1.5 terabytes of data obtained. This is probably largely to video. Various episodes of the new series licked an early stage to filesharingdiensten.

According to the Associated Press the hackers a video sent to the CEO of HBO, in which they ransom demands. The hackers want to within three days half of their pay in bitcoin receive. According to the video earn the hackers 12 to 15 million dollars per year by companies to extort.

Several companies in the entertainment industry have recently been hit by hacks, where confidential material was captured. So licked there episodes of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, after the streaming service refused to pay ransom to hackers.

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