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Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

2017-08-08 11:03 by
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A group of hackers dumped stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a ransom from HBO, threatening to release more of remaining files they claim to have obtained.

The hackers have reportedly stolen 1.5 terabytes of data, including scripts for upcoming Game of Thrones episodes and two unreleased episodes of Ballers and Room 104. So far, only 3.4GB of data have been released.

HBO says it is reviewing what data has leaked as part of an ongoing forensic investigation.

"HBO believed that further leaks might emerge from this cyber incident when we confirmed it last week," an HBO spokesperson said in a statement. "As we said, the forensic review is ongoing. While it has been reported that a number of emails have been made public, the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised."

"We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident," the statement continued. "Meanwhile, our dedicated employees continue to focus on delivering the high quality of entertainment and service for which we are known."

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