Hackers post stolen Game of Thrones scripts online

Carla Harmon
August 12, 2017

"We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner's end to swiftly determine the cause".

It would appear that after an anonymous hacker got their hands on a massive amount of HBO data, including upcoming episodes of popular shows, HBO offered them a "bounty payment".

In total, more than 50 confidential documents, the majority of which are internal to HBO, were released by the hackers on Tuesday. We also don't know if HBO made the payment or not, and if the hackers leaked the email regardless of the $250,000 payment, just to put more pressure on HBO.


The Hollywood Reporter obtained additional behind-the-scenes information on the late July cyberattack on HBO, which resulted in leaked material related to such shows as "Game of Thrones" and "Ballers". HBO was one of our hard targets to deal with but we succeeded (it took about 6 months),' the video said, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said it had also received confidential information from the hackers. Two separate news outlets claim that an HBO executive offered the hackers $250,000 as a "bounty payment".

The hackers behind the HBO theft, however, claim to have more data on HBO and its shows and movies, including scripts, episodes and damaging information. They have claimed to make $12 to $15 million a year and have also said out of their 17 ransom targets, only 3 decided not to pay.

"You have the advantage of having surprised us".


What are your thoughts on the threat to HBO and our beloved Game of Thrones?

It's believed that this request for ransom is related to the HBO data dump hack from last week. HBO could not be reached for a comment.

In the letter to Plepler, which unfolds as a scroll set to ominous music, the hackers demand money. They broke their promises and wanted to play with us but with the HBO officials, we have weeks of negotiations.


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