Few weeks back HBO hackers reportedly threatened to leak Game of Thrones season 7 Finale online and now, they who call themselves Mr Smith, have leaked the climax of the ongoing season. The last episode of GoT was slated to hit the TV screens tomorrow but the hackers have now ended the suspense that kept the millions of fans on toes. Apart from the social media credentials, script and episodes, the hackers have also extracted the personal details of the cast.
According to Mashable on Friday, the hacking group which stole approximately 1.5 Terabytes of data from HBO have released, what they call, a sixth wave of leaks that contain confidential plot summaries and details of how the season will end.
"Mashable has read the confidential summary but has chosen not to publish the explicit details," the report said.
In response, HBO has said the hackers may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention.
"That's a game we're not going to participate in," HBO was quoted as saying.
The hacking group demanded approximately $6.5 million worth of Bitcoin from HBO but that demand has not been met so far.
However, the hacking group claimed to have sold the stolen data to three customers in deep web who paid them half of the amount they had requested in ransom from HBO.
"By the way, we officially inform you and other hundreds of reporters whom we are emailing that we sold 'HBO IS FALLING' entire collection (5 TB) to three customers in deep web and we earned half of the requested ransom," the hackers said.
"We put a condition for our respected customers and they approved. We will leak many many waves of HBO's internal stuff to punish them for playing us and set an example of greedy corporation."
Coster-Waldau speaks about this latest leak, “A couple of weeks ago, I get a call from one of the HBO execs and they go, ‘Hey! How are you?’ And at first I was thinking, ‘Oh, I’m being killed off [Thrones]! I’m not”.
The actor also went on saying that HBO can prevent this kind of security breach from happening again by going old school. He says, “I think they’re basically going to go back to hand-delivering and just giving us scripts,” he said. “Just give us the hard copies instead of all this email and digital stuff. I think that’s what’s going to happen in a few years’ time because you know, you talk to cops on the street, ‘What’s the biggest crime now?’ It’s all credit card fraud. It’s all that stuff. It’s digital. So we got to go back to cash.”
(With IANS Inputs)
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