January 01, 2018

Entertainment Companies Get Hacked, Too

Zachary Heck

Winter is here for television networks and entertainment streaming services experiencing headaches over hacked programs. This summer, HBO was victimized by hacks resulting in the premature release of movies and television programs, such as Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Ballers. The hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 TB of data from HBO, which includes unaired episodes, plotlines, actors’ personal information, and internal emails between producers and executives. The hackers have demanded millions in bitcoin, but HBO refuses to “bend the knee.”

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