Have you ever heard about hacking the most securable network??? Recently one of the popular and very secure HBO network in which various series episodes and scripts were leaks by the hackers. The security company who hired by HBO network investigate through this and has told Google that the hackers stole ‘thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents’.
Washington Post has confirmed the news by twitting in their account,
HBO is hacked, and Game of Thrones episodes may have leaked out https://t.co/NaTnPou41M
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 31, 2017
The network has confirmed that after the incident,
“HBO recently experience a cyber-incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. We immediately began an investigation the incident and working with law enforcement and outside cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
The news confirms from the hackers that they claimed to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of data from the network company. Their recent leak is from the Game of Thrones, in which they have released its fourth episode’s script online. Also, upcoming episodes of Ballers, Insecure and Room 104 have been put online.
When hackers approach media with the additional news that they had broken into HBO’s network and releases Two episodes of Barry and hit man comedy show starring Bill Hader which is scheduled to release in next year on the network.
This is not enough, they have also stolen the personal information of one of the senior HBO executive which they published in a plain text document. The document contains access information to a dozen of online accounts which included paid newspaper subscription, online banking, and personal health service.
As per the report was given by EW, One of the hackers has sent the email anonymously to many reporters and the email was,
“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh, I forgot to tell. It’s HBO and Game of Thrones…!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it and spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”
Throughout the company’s history, HBO has witnessed the various leaks like in season 5 of Game of Thrones, first four episodes were leaked online before the show’s season premiere. That same year, images of Jon Snow’s death was released online before the finale aired. And most recent leak is from Comic-Con in which GOT trailer was shown. But according to the HBO network, those leaks were accidental. And now this is the first time the company has faced the actual cyber-attack.