Hackers Post Stolen ‘Game of Thrones’ Scripts Online, Demand Ransom From HBO

Aug 8, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Hackers did a second dump of stolen HBO material Monday, and demanded millions in ransom from the pay-cable network.

Using the name “Mr. Smith,” the individual or group involved in the hack posted what appears to be scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one upcoming episode, the AP reports. Also posted was a month’s worth of email from the account of HBO’s VP for film programming, Leslie Cohen.

“There were also internal documents, including a report of legal claims against the network and job offer letters to top executives,” the AP reports, noting that the group has demanded a ransom in the ballpark of $6 million to avoid similar releases of data.

The network reiterated Monday that it does not believe its email system overall has been breached.

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