HBO hackers demand millions in ransom note

Game of Thrones hackers demand ‘millions

"This round includes scripts for the first four episodes of the current Game of Thrones season, as well as the script of the yet-to-air fifth episode, all watermarked with the hackers" motto, "HBO is Falling'", the report said.

Entertainment Weekly reported last week that hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data and leaked online a script or treatment for an upcoming episode of the network's popular series Game of Thrones, along with yet-to-be-broadcast episodes of the series "Ballers" and "Room 104". HBO said it's continuing to investigate and is working with police and cybersecurity experts. Hackers infiltrated the systems of HBO, July 31, 2017, while threatened they would carry out more attacks on the victim. It features snippets of Game of Thrones episodes edited with Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit "Ice Ice Baby". HBO considered data protection as one of its highest priorities, so it strictly imparted its responsibility towards safeguarding its databases.

The hackers have also since demanded that HBO pay them a ransom to prevent additional content from being released. The amount the hackers are demanding would be about $6 million, according to The New York Times.

The video text was written in often flawed but fluent English peppered with misspellings and pop-culture references.

Numerous more than 50 internal documents in the dump were labeled "confidential", including a spreadsheet of legal claims against the network, job offer letters to several top executives, slides discussing future technology plans and a list of 37,977 emails called "Richard's Contact list", an apparent reference to Plepler.

The hackers appear to have released phone numbers and email addresses of cast members, including Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey.

The very big hack into Sony in 2014 has attracted the maximum attention among the latest Hollywood cyber assaults, wherein innumerable confidential details and e-mails had been leaked online.

"Salary" hackers demand bitcoin.

The letter ends with an image of the "Night King" villain from GoT with his arms raised - the word "standing" in one hand and "falling" in the other.

Hackers who claim to have accessed HBO seem to be upping the ante.

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