© AFP/File | Hackers claiming to have breached HBO are demanding a ransom, threatening to leak more content from the popular show “Game of Thrones” if the network refuses to pay
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Hackers claiming to have breached HBO were demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments from the television group, while threatening to release more files from what is claimed to be a massive data breach.A video circulating online directs a message to HBO chief Richard Plepler claiming that the group “obtained valuable information” in an attack that yielded a whopping 1.5 terabytes of data.
The message was authored by someone identified only as “Mr. Smith.”
The website Databreaches.net reported that 10 files were leaked Monday as part of the demand including what may be another script of the popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
The video revealed a letter stating the hackers obtained “highly confidential” documents and…
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