Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Game Of Thrones Scripts Hacked: HBO Confirms

Game Of Thrones Scripts Hacked: HBO Confirms

Game Of Thrones Scripts Hacked: HBO Confirms

HBO gets Hacked, Hackers claimed to have obtained 1.3 Terabytes (TB) of data stolen from the company.  Upcoming episodes of Ballers and Room 104 have apparently been hacked. 

According to report, “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the network confirmed in a statement. “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside CyberSecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

It is not confirmed yet that exactly what content have been stolen, HBO is currently investigating this incident. CEO and chairman Richard Plepler confirms the cyber attack in the email,

Dear Colleagues,
As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming. Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us.
I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests. The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean. It is a textbook example of quintessential HBO teamwork. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of.
As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.

And these leaks are not new to the era. Earlier in 2015, the first four episodes of the show's fifth season leaked online on the torrent sites before being aired on the network.

And it is not just about HBO, Netflix and ABC have also been the victim of such cyber attacks earlier. A hacker dubbed The Dark Overlord posted the first episode of Season 5 of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black in April when Netflix denied to make the settlement of the ransom. ABC was also targeted by the hackers when eight episodes of the unreleased game show of Steve Harvey, Funderdome were leaked online early.


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