Iranian Man Charged In HBO Hack That Released 'Game Of Thrones' Script

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The high-profile hack played out publicly over the summer, as the unknown perpetrators leaked the script of an episode from the eighth season "Game of Thrones" before it aired.

The hacker in this instance is Behzad Mesri from Iran, and has previously worked for the Iranian military, according to the DOJ.

A court in NY indicted him after he had already leaked scripts for the popular TV show Game of Thrones and some episodes of Baller and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has not been taken into custody and the feds are trying to track him down.

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Behzad Mesri, also known as "Skote Vahshat", was charged with the hack in a sealed indictment that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. Whether or not the USA authorities will be able to arrest and charge the culprit remains to be seen though.

According to the indictment, Mesri "was a member of an Iran-based hacking group called the Turk Black Hat security team".

But in the HBO hack, authorities say his motives may have been simpler: greed.

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The court papers do not accuse Mesri of working on behalf of the Iranian government when he allegedly infiltrated HBO's networks.

In July, he began sending taunting emails to HBO executives, prosecutors said. At the time, hackers said they stole 1.5 terabytes of data.

In a statement, Kim said, "Mesri now stands charged with federal crimes, and although not arrested today, he will forever have to look over his shoulder until he is made to face justice".

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Mesri is accused of orchestrating a hack of HBO from May to August, then threatening to release stolen data unless the premium cable network paid a Dollars 6 million ransom in the digital currency Bitcoin.

But the case has also revealed disagreements inside the Justice Department, where senior officials have been pushing in recent weeks to make public a number of ongoing investigations involving Iranian suspects.

Prosecutors are expected to release more information at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

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At the time, HBO said of the extortion scheme, "That's a game we're not going to participate in".

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