Scope of HBO Hack Widens — Shades of Sony

They promise that more is to come. "We have "STILL" full access to their webmails.", the email said in an apparent reference to CEO Richard Plepler's memo Wednesday to staff that downplayed the likelihood of widespread email exposure. I can guarantee you that senior initiative and our exceptional innovation group, alongside outside specialists, are working round the clock to secure our aggregate advantages. "The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean". "Due to an ongoing investigation we can not speak to any specifics", wrote the company spokesperson, "including confirming or denying any material".

If that claim is true, then it raises the prospect that a ransom demand was made to HBO. Entertainment Weekly first reported the attack. However, it now appears the hack could be much worse than previously imagined.

"This is the greatest leak of cyber space era (1.5 TB Total)", it boasts alongside various download links. If you've been seeking to avoid spoilers, take extra heed this week as details of the leaked episodes and scripts may spread beyond spoiler threads and into social media. Time will tell whether this will be a more devastating leak, though HBO leadership was quick to inform its employees that the company email system had not been breached. The hacker (s) claiming responsibility use the alias "little.finger66", a reference to HBO's hit show, Game of Thrones.

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Netflix also fell victim to a hacker after one snatched and leaked previously unreleased episodes of its original series "Orange Is The New Black". When the FBI was investigating the cyberattack against Sony, then-Director James Comey blamed North Korea. The North Korean government was believed to be behind that attack, while there has not been a state actor linked to the HBO attack. It began by crippling Sony's computer systems and uploading yet-to-be released movies online; it went on to expose embarrassing emails between executives and movie producers. The motive behind the HBO hack remains unclear at this point.

Game of Thrones airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

"This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon", a Star India spokesperson said in a statement.

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