Game Of Throne- Hackers Give HBO A Three Day Ultimatum To Pay Ransom
A group of hackers have posted more stolen HBO files online and they are demanding a multi- million dollar ransom from Game of Throne owners to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files.
The hackers in an ultimatum to HBO which says “Pay up within three days or see the group”,In a five minute video to HBO CEO Richard Plepler using white text scrolling on a black background.
They claims to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of HBO shows and confidential corporate data, upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.
According to HBO The hackers are demanding “our 6-month salary in bitcoin,” and claimed they earn $12 million to $15 million a year from blackmailing organisations whose networks they have penetrated.
They said they would only deal directly with “Richard” and only send one “letter” detailing how to pay.
The network reiterated that it doesn’t believe that its email system as a whole has been compromised.
So far, however, the HBO leaks have been limited, falling well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014.
The hackers claimed it took them about 6 months to breach HBO’s network. Their biggest threat appears to be dumping videos of future shows online with their logo “HBO Is Falling” superimposed.
The hackers also claimed in the video upload to spend a half-million dollars a year to purchase “zero-day” exploits that let them break into networks through holes not yet know to Microsoft and other software companies.
According to the group claims HBO is the hackers’ 17th target and that only three of their past targets refused to pay.
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