Hackers stole the script of "Game of Thrones", put forward their demands

The Latest: HBO says email system not breached 'as a whole'

At the end of July, a group of hackers revealed they'd successfully hacked USA cable channel HBO.

HBO appears to be giving in to hackers' demands after an email showed it is trying to gather $250,000 in bitcoin to pay a ransom to prevent Game of Thrones scripts from leaking. Is the HBO actually would have gone through with the paying the hacker. We also don't know if HBO made the payment or not, and if the hackers leaked the email regardless of the $250,000 payment, just to put more pressure on HBO.

By this point, it is nothing new to hear about an episode of Game of Thrones being leaked onto the internet.

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.

Also included in the released data were five Game of Thrones scripts and emails from the account of HBO's vice president for film programming, Leslie Cohen.

"You have the advantage of having surprised us". Given their claims that they earn between $12 million and $15 million through blackmailing organizations whose networks they have breached, they are thought to be demanding between $6 million and $7.5 million in ransom. "We simply have not yet been able to do so", the message from an HBO executive reads.

Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights on HBO, Sky Atlantic and through NOWTV.

Netflix was hacked earlier this year, with a hacker threatening to release episodes of original Netflix series such as Orange is the New Black early on a torrent site.

This is the second data dump from the purported hacker. The hackers leaked those details today to compel HBO to pay a hefty ransom fee to protect the remaining information.

The hackers leaked the email because of the money. "We have weeks of negotiations with HBO officials, but they broke their promises and want to play with us...", they said.



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