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Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Hackers Leak More 'Game Of Thrones' Plot Details

Hackers Leak More 'Game Of Thrones' Plot Details

"HBO was one of our challenging targets to deal with, but we succeeded (it took about six months)", it reads on the scroll via THR.

An unaired episode surfaced online last week as well as personal information of an HBO executive.

The company is the latest to have fallen prey to hackers.

The Reporter said evidence of the materials arrived via an email with nine file attachments with "such labels as "Confidential" and "Script GOT7", the Game of Thrones episode due to air on August 14.

The hackers say they've stolen 1.5 terabytes of HBO shows and confidential corporate data.

The hackers responsible for HBO's recent data breach have demonstrated a show of force by releasing some company emails they mined during the digital attack.

This is the second major HBO leak by the same hackers. Earlier this year, hackers leaked the entirety of Netflix's new season of Orange Is the New Black more than a month early after the service did not meet their ransom demands.

A few days back, we reported the HBO hacked. To prove that the hack was successful, the hackers then released quite a bit of material, one of which was a Game of Thrones script. "HBO spends $12 million for market research and $5 million for (GoT series seven) advertisements".

Despite this, the network has reiterated that it doesn't believe that its email system as a whole has been compromised. "So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" the letter, written by a 'Mr.Smith, ' reportedly adds.

In a statement, the network said it was continuing to work "around the clock" with cybersecurity firms and law enforcement.

It's unclear how HBO will react to this however it's worth noting that historically, holding entertainment companies to ransom over data leaks hasn't really worked. However, the network admitted that further leaks are likely to follow after the upcoming episodes for the "Game of Thrones" were leaked.

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