'Game of Thrones' hackers demand ransom in latest HBO breach

  • 'Game of Thrones' hackers demand ransom in latest HBO breach

'Game of Thrones' hackers demand ransom in latest HBO breach

Hackers are demanding several million dollars of ransom to HBO, threatening to reveal data and confidential documents stolen from the american chain.

Game of Thrones, the most popular program HBO is producing right now, has been hit hardest by the leaks. Those documents include data like HBO CEO Richard Plepler's email contact list (with almost 40,000 entries) and a cast list for Game of Thrones that includes actor phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

Doxxed Game of Thrones Actors " One document appears to contain the confidential cast list for Game of Thrones, listing personal telephone numbers and email addresses for actors such as Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke".

"We continue to work 24h/24 with companies of cyber security and with the police to resolve this incident", added the press release. As expected HBO will deny giving ransom and hackers will leak more episodes of HBO's shows.

At the end of July, a group of hackers revealed they'd successfully hacked United States cable channel HBO. They said they would only deal directly with "Richard" and only send one "letter" detailing how to pay.

Moreover, the hackers have also delivered a video message to HBO CEO Richard Plepler and said that they've been able to breach HBO's networks after 6 months. An unaired episode of the Game of Thrones latest season was released online and HBO had nothing to do with it.

In a new dump, they also published a script for the as yet unbroadcast fifth episode of the current series. Hackers earlier in the week had managed to gain access of HBO's servers but the leak apparently was from a different source.

Last week, HBO's Game of Thrones suffered a massive hack after a group wrote an automated email reply sent to Variety.com that it will release the TV show's episodes every week.

On August 2, days after the HBO hack was first acknowledged, Plepler told staff, "We do not believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised, but the forensic review is ongoing".