HBO hackers leak Game of Thrones stars’ phone number, emails, scripts and demand huge ransom


The Game of Thrones/HBO hacking saga looks to be getting worse.

On Tuesday hackers released the personal phone numbers and emails addresses of GOT actors, as well as scripts for unreleased episodes.

The hackers also posted a multi million dollar ransom demand in order to prevent the whole of the current series series, much of which is yet to be broadcast, and further emails.

The demand was made in a video, which was obtained by tech site Mashable, where someone calling themselves “Mr Smith” making the ransom demand to HBO chief executive Richard Plepler.

“Mr Smith” said HBO had three days to pay the ransom or they would leak future episodes of Game of Thrones, along with confidential data obtained during last week’s hack of HBO.

As well as releasing the video, the hackers also released 3.5GB of files containing administrator passwords, Game of Thrones scripts and a month’s worth of emails from Leslie Cohen, HBO’s vice president for film programming.

The hackers claim to have stolen 1.5 TB of data, which includes emails, corporate data and unreleased episodes of a number of HBO shows.

One leaked file appeared to show the phone numbers and email addresses for Game of Thrones actors Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey.

HBO have said the probe into the hack is ongoing and that are working with police and cyber security experts.

The news comes after Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4, appeared on a number of torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay.

However, the leaked episode was not the result of the HBO hack.

According to The Verge, the episode included a watermark for Star India which is responsible for managing HBO content in India.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon.

“We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause.

“This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”

Via: The Washington Post


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