Hackers Release The Ultimate Game Of Thrones “Spoilers” In Massive HBO Breach

A couple of years ago, hackers penetrated Sony’s security and brought havoc to the world.  The hacking affected the movie world, the tv world, and the online world. Since then, we have seen hacking affect a whole host of other places including the 2016 Presidential Election.  This hacking, one where over 1.5 terabytes of data were allegedly taken, including two Game of Thrones episodes that have not aired yet and a script, could make that Sony hack look like small potatoes.

According to Gizmodo.com:

HBO just confirmed that hackers broke into their servers and stole an unknown quantity of data. Now, unreleased episodes of Ballers and Room 104 have appeared online as well a script that looks an awful lot like next week’s Game of Thrones episode. This is not a drill.

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the company said in a statement, first reported by Entertainment Weekly. “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

 This doesn’t look good for HBO. The hackers in question claim to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the company, a staggering quantity that could include not only unreleased episodes and scripts but also employee data and financial information.
According to reports, the hackers seem to be having a good time teasing everyone and releasing the info/data slowly. The hacking group released a statement that is clearly playing up the “Game of Thrones” angle:
Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling. 
Whereas the unreleased episodes and the script might be the most interesting to fans, the bigger concerns are actually about the personal data that was seized. There could be massive amounts of information that could be damaging to Sony as a company as well as individuals. to give some perspective on how large this hack it, the Sony hack was 26 gigabytes. This one is 1.5 terabytes — literally dwarfing the Sony hack the way the Sun does the Earth.
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