HBO under attack as hackers breach the wall, claiming unaired GoT script
Hackers claim to have obtained the script for an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones.
In a security breach reported on Monday, the group says it has obtained 1.5TB of data from HBO’s servers. The stolen data includes episodes of Ballers and Room 104, which have already been posted online.
HBO has confirmed a data attack without going into specifics.
In an email to employees CEO Richard Pleper wrote (via BBC): “I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”
He added the incident was “obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us.”
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In the statement to EW, the firm added: “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms.”
“Data protection is a top priority at HBO and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
The hackers sent news of the deed to media outlets. It claimed to be responsible for “the greatest leak of cyber space era.”
In a broken English message published on Monday, the hackers wrote:
“What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, wi will have an interview with him. HBO is failing.”
The current series of Game of Thrones just aired its third episodes, so it would be catastrophic for scripts from unaired episodes to make it into the public realm.
However, it would also be devastating for fans of the show who’re waiting patiently for events in Westeros to unfold over the final two seasons. Avoiding spoilers is hard enough, even with a 24 hour delay in viewing for most Brits.
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