HBO Hacker Leaks Message From HBO Offering $250000 'Bounty Payment'

HBO Hackers Leak Email From Network That Offers Them $250000

HBO Hackers Leak Email From Network That Offers Them $250000

The message also asks the hackers to extend a ransom deadline for one week in order for the network to secure and transfer the requested bitcoin payment.

However, this week hackers released an email from HBO according to which the network has agreed to pay $250,000 as part of a negotiation over data swiped from HBO's servers.

"There is a possibility that HBO's pre-emptive bug bounty programme may have yielded a better security posture for them, avoiding this situation altogether", he added.

The email appears to originate from the same address that was used to leak the material accessed by the hackers.

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"You have the advantage of having surprised us", reads the email, which Variety said was sent by an HBO technology team member on July 27. "In the spirit of professional cooperation, we are asking you to extend your deadline for one week".

However, HBO was yet to confirm the veracity of the email.

"Hackers are not in this game for $250,000; this probably took them a lot of time and effort", Goel said.

The offer apparently failed to satisfy the attackers who have demanded a ransom of millions of dollars and are threatening to release more files from what is claimed to be a massive data breach.

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In a bid to contain further leaks from a group of hackers, HBO reportedly offered to pay $250,000 to those who stole almost 1.5 TB data, including scripts of "Game of Thrones" (GoT) and other employee information, from the TV network. An automated response was returned with an image of the HBO "bounty" offer, Reuters said.

When Netflix refused to pay, the hacker posted a torrent for the episodes to The Pirate Bay.

But paying ransoms to hackers can be unsafe because it shows that being a bad-guy hacker is a good business, said cybersecurity expert Oren Falkowitz, CEO of Redwood City, California-based Area 1 Security. "The next company, whether it's Showtime or Death Row Records or whomever, needs to see that they're going to wake up one day to this reality unless they confront it".

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