11 Aug '17, 7am

HBO is reportedly trying to get $250,000 in bitcoin to pay hackers who stole 'Game of Thrones' scripts

HBO is reportedly trying to get $250,000 in bitcoin to pay hackers who stole 'Game of Thrones' scripts

The hacker who stole TV show scripts from HBO has leaked an email showing a company executive offering $250,000 as a "bounty payment" to the cyber-thief, according to two news outlets. Last week, details of a data breach at HBO came to light . Scripts from shows such as "Game of Thrones" were leaked online ahead of Sunday's episode. A hacker or group called "Mr Smith" claimed responsibility and said they had around 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO. The hackers demanded money worth six months of their salary, claiming they make between $12 million to $15 million from stealing intellectual property and blackmailing companies. Now those hackers have leaked details of their correspondence with HBO and both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter obtained a company of the email. In the message dated July 27, an executive said the company has been "working hard" since July 23 and asked...

Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/hbo-hack-game-of-thrones-...

Tweets

What The Mainstream Doesn't Get About Bitcoin

zerohedge.com 11 Aug '17, 12pm

Are cryptos a new type of financial security or are they a new type of money? They are described by their proponents, spec...

Whoops!

Whoops!

hypebeast.com 16 Aug '17, 3pm

Game of Thrones has seen its fair share of leaks this season . Not only have scripts and the episode “The Spoils of War ” ...

Bitcoin surged to fresh record

bloomberg.com 11 Aug '17, 5pm

Whether you’re a fan of Friedrich Nietzsche or Kelly Clarkson , the often cited adage that “what doesn’t kill you makes yo...

"That’s a game we’re not going to participate in." https://t.co/xKmv4RMQqL

"That’s a game we’re not going to participate i...

hypebeast.com 14 Aug '17, 7am

“We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is relea...

16 moments that stole the show at NDP 2017

mothership.sg 10 Aug '17, 10am

5) The scariest “terrorists” and “hacker” you’ve seen on live television Oh wait, a simulated terrorist attack! Now, this ...

Watch out #GameOfThrones hackers.

Watch out #GameOfThrones hackers.

hypebeast.com 14 Aug '17, 10pm

According to Entertainment Weekly , four people in India have been arrested for leaking “The Spoils of War” episode on thi...

'Game of Thrones' Hackers Demand Millions to Stop Leaking Episodes

'Game of Thrones' Hackers Demand Millions to St...

hypebeast.com 09 Aug '17, 8am

Before episode four of Game of Thrones officially aired on HBO on Sunday night, hackers using the pseudonym “Mr. Smith” le...

#tech

#tech

mashable.com 08 Aug '17, 11pm

To pay or not to pay? For HBO and other companies targeted by cyber criminals, that is increasingly becoming the question....

Hackers demand millions in bitcoin for stolen H...

nytimes.com 08 Aug '17, 3am

Photo Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in an episode of “Game of Thrones,” which was targeted in a recent hack of ...

Hackers Demand Millions in Bitcoin for Stolen H...

nytimes.com 08 Aug '17, 2am

Photo Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in an episode of “Game of Thrones,” which was targeted in a recent hack of ...

LeBron James (@KingJames) is producing a "sneaker store" show for @HBO:

LeBron James (@KingJames) is producing a "sneak...

highsnobiety.com 10 Aug '17, 10pm

LeBron James has made it no secret that he wants to pursue a Hollywood path when he finally hangs up his Nikes. Having alr...

"Hackers Demand Millions in Bitcoin for Stolen ...

nytimes.com 08 Aug '17, 2am

Photo Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in an episode of “Game of Thrones,” which was targeted in a recent hack of ...

Companies are buying bitcoin to pay off hackers, says top cybersecurity CEO

Companies are buying bitcoin to pay off hackers...

cnbc.com 15 Aug '17, 10pm

The HBO hack is just one recent example of how cyberattackers are now targeting corporations, and CyberArk chief Udi Mokad...

HBO is developing a LeBron James-produced series about sneakers.

HBO is developing a LeBron James-produced serie...

thescore.com 10 Aug '17, 11pm

A new LeBron James -produced television series is coming to HBO. The network is working with SpringHill Entertainment, the...