Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony

Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony

Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony

The first four episodes of the Game of Thrones were also released before the season officially premiered on television.

Just as HBO is reeling from that huge hack comes news that this Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones" has been leaked online - by a completely different source.

Google Drive links are being shared on social news site Reddit and other popular online forums.

While most copies are pulled offline quickly, presumably by HBO itself, the unreleased fourth episode of season 7 is still widely available.

Hackers threatened to leak full episodes of HBO upcoming shows along with written material from next week's episode of "Game of Thrones". HBO did not provide screeners to the current season to avoid any leaks, but it didn't help protect the network from hackers. A Star India spokesperson confirmed the leak in a statement to The Verge. The fact that you have law enforcement and a [cybersecurity] firm involved most likely means this will be a very large incident for HBO. "Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold". Partial scripts from "Game of Thrones" were also stolen.

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In a Wednesday email to employees, CEO Richard Plepler wrote that "we do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised".

The hackers published a text document online that proves the have accessed information of a senior HBO executive, including sensitive data like online accounts, paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services.

"The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean".

Guess we'll all find out on Sunday morning. Of course, we had a feeling this might happen, as earlier in the week, hackers made off with more than 1.5TB of data from HBO's servers.

On 2 August, Hack Read reported that a file on the WinterLeak website called "Viviane Passwords" contained data that may be associated to HBO's vice president of legal affairs Viviane Eisenberg.

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