HBO Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Week

HBO Says Some Programming Stolen in Cyberattack -- Update

HBO programming stolen in cyberattack

While having GoT hacked and released early is newsworthy, I honestly do not think that it matters almost as much as the claimed accounts and databases that have possibly been compromised, or the claim that the hackers continue to have access.

So far, all the leaked material was seemingly part of an upload Sunday evening onto a site titled "winter leak" that included Game of Thrones spoilers, documents, and some upcoming episodes of shows such as Ballers and Room 104.

"We promptly started examining the occurrence and are working with law authorization and outside cybersecurity firms". "The biggest crackdown of cyber space time has begun".

"I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests". They also said they made off with 1.5 terabytes of content in all from the premium cable network, also promised that more leaks are "coming soon". What's its name? Oh I forget to tell.

US intelligence officials said the HBO intrusion appears to be much smaller in scale than a similar data breach at Sony in 2014, in which thieves claimed to have made off with roughly 100 TB of data.

Emails purloined during the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014 became the source of much grief for top executives at the Culver City studio.

Reddit users who downloaded the video content described one file as a slideshow of the script set to music and another as a mashup of episode promos and trailers. For instance, when hackers accessed unreleased episodes of "Orange is the New Black", through a third-party production company, hackers claimed Netflix did not pay their ransom demand and they subsequently published the episodes online. That attack came as Sony was about to release the comedy "The Interview", about a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In April 2015, the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season five were leaked, spoiling the provider's plan for simultaneous premiere access across 170 countries.

In his note on Wednesday, he said that some employees had expressed concern about the email system.

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