HBO launches investigation into hack

In an email sent to employees on Monday and shared with CNN Tech, chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said a cyber intrusion resulted in "some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming". "As companies continue to work on self-protection, the hackers continue to work on their next level".

In another major recent incident, Netflix was attacked by a hacker known as the Dark Overlord, who uploaded episodes from the new season of "Orange Is the New Black" after the company refused to pay the ransom.

The hackers accessed an estimated 1.5 terabytes of data.

"As with many such things, probably the details that are public today tell only a small part of the story", said Jim Purtilo, associate professor in the computer science department at the University of Maryland. We have weeks of negotiations with HBO officials, but they broke their promises and want to play with us.So we have one option.Wait till Sunday. "AT&T also recently agreed to buy HBO's parent company Time Warner".

The hack has seen data pertaining to the Game of Thrones series being compromised, leading to concerns that scripts of the new season of the show are in danger of being leaked online.

The motive could be relatively mundane.

Still, even with that context, it's hard to fathom just how much data we're talking about. According to the anonymous hackers, more stolen content well be "coming soon".




Furthermore, programmers may have taken composed material professedly from a forthcoming scene of "Session of Thrones", as indicated by Entertainment Weekly.

"Hi to all mankind", the hackers said in emails to media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times.

Reports earlier this week revealed some of the other stolen content, including episodes of Ballers and Room 104. Hacking into HBO and stealing "Game of Thrones" piggybacks on one of the most active talking points in the world.

If the claim is true, it would make this hack even larger than the crippling cyberattack on Sony in 2014, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed on the North Korean government.

"HBO as of late encountered a digital episode, which brought about the trade off of restrictive data", the system said in an announcement.

The cable network has not confirmed exactly what data was taken and attempts to reach the hackers' website repeatedly timed out.

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