HBO hacker leaks 'Game of Thrones' scripts, executive documents

Hackers claiming to have breached HBO are demanding a ransom threatening to leak more content from the popular show

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

The material came Monday in an email message to the worldwide publication that also contained nine files with labels- "Confidential" and "Script GOT7".

Hackers who targeted HBO last month released a trove of new data on Monday, including a file that appeared to show the phone numbers and other personal details of the stars of "Game of Thrones", and demanded a ransom under the threat of releasing more sensitive network data, according to multiple reports.

The leak of the contents of one executive's emails does not necessarily indicate the hackers have compromised HBO's entire email network, something the network denies-and since the hackers are demanding an undisclosed amount of money, they could be bluffing.

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The substance of the leaked "GoT" materials also included marketing spreadsheets and media plans for the hit series.

The hackers reportedly said that they have sent an ultimatum to HBO President and CEO Richard Plepler and demanded "six month salary in bitcoin" - which is almost $6 million - as ransom for the stolen data.

The dump includes scripts from five "Game of Thrones" episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month's worth of email from the account of an HBO programming executive.

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"Our demand is clear and non-negotiable: We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your data", the ransom note from Mr. Smith said in part, Wired reported. They instead have their message scroll across the screen with ominous music in the background. While it has been reported that a number of emails have been made public, the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised.

Adding, "We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident". The August 6 episode of Game of Thrones leaked last week before its air date, though some sources said the release of the episode was not linked to the hackers. "We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner's end to swiftly determine the cause".

This is the second data dump from the purported hacker.

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