The data dump carried what seemed to be scripted from five Game of Thrones episodes, including one future episode, and a month’s worth of emails from the description of HBO’s vice-president for film programming, Leslie Cohen.
There were also private documents, including a statement of legal claims against the network and job proposition letters to top executives.
HBO, which earlier confirmed the theft of “proprietary information,” said it was proceeding to investigate and was running with police and cyber security experts.
The network has renewed its earlier statement that it did not believe its entire email system had been compromised.
This is the another data dump from the purported hacker.
So far the HBO leaks have been narrowed, falling well short of the chaos caused on Sony in 2014.
In that attack, hackers found thousands of awkward emails and released personal data, including salaries and social security numbers, of nearly 50,000 current and former Sony employees.
Those following the HBO hack required to have more data, including scripts, upcoming episodes of HBO shows and movies, and data damaging to HBO.
In a swaggering five-minute video shown to HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler, “Mr. Smith” worked white text on a black background to endanger further disclosures if HBO does not pay up.
In short pay up in three days or the organization, which alleged to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of HBO shows and private corporate data, would upload whole series and sensitive proprietary files.
The hackers declared it took about six months to breach HBO’s network.
Their greatest threat seems to be dropping videos of later shows online with their logo “HBO Is Falling” superimposed.
The hackers needed “our 6-month salary in Bitcoin,” and declared they earn $12 million to $15 million a year from blackmailing corporations whose networks they had entered.
The dump itself was just 3.4 gigabytes, mostly technical data that seems to provide a topography of HBO’s network and to list network-administrator passwords.
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