HBO’s Hack Attack Escalates With Leaked Game of Thrones Stars' Personal Info

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It seems like HBO's battle with server hackings is escalating.

Last week, hackers managed to steal a copy of the latest Game of Thrones Season 7 episode. Today, the hackers claim not only to have in possession 1.5 terabytes of data taken from HBO's servers, they also claim to have 3.4 GB worth of proprietary data.


According to a report by The Guardian, not only do the hackers have drafts of Game of Thrones' future episodes, but they also have the phone numbers and email addresses of the series stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. The hackers also claim to have taken various technical data on the premium cable's internal network, spreadsheets with the network's legal claims, and undisclosed information on other shows on HBO.

Sending only one "letter" with details on how to pay their ransom, the group has demanded their "six month salary in bitcoin" saying that they earn $12m to $15m a year from breaching networks and blackmailing organizations.

Though Spoils of War turned out to be one of Game of Thrones highest rated episodes this season, this whole hacking situation seems to be getting out of hand. HBO is continuing to work with the police and cyberscurity experts in investigating the matter and we honestly hope that these hackers get caught soon. Who knows what the group could do with the information they hold.

Game of Thrones continues airing its seventh season on Sunday at 9pm on HBO.

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