HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of Game Of Thrones hack

HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of Game Of Thrones hack”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hack could expose 1.5 terabytes of the network's data. The hack is seven times the size of the 2014 Sony hack that led to co-chair Amy Pascal stepping down. Even more chilling, there was no ransom demand, say sources, leaving the motive in question and raising the specter that video footage, internal documents or even email correspondence could be leaked.

HBO is still trying to figure out the extent of the cyberattack on its computer systems - but so far there is no evidence that employees' emails were stolen, the company's top executive told staff. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening.

Thanks to a DMCA takedown notice, we now know that the HBO cyber heist not only included secret information about shows but also information about HBO employees. Some reports have suggested that episodes of HBO's "Ballers" and "Room 104" also were taken.

The Sony attack garnered global headlines November 25 after hackers took down the company's computer system in protest over its film "The Interview" and dumped reams of unflattering disclosures onto file-sharing websites that the media raced to publish.

"The entire Library of Congress is estimated to contain 10 terabytes of print content", Ajay Arora, CEO of security firm Vera, told THR.

A Google spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment.

Cybersecurity is extremely important for the cable network, and it is now working very closely with law enforcement to find out who hacked the system.

HBO was hacked earlier this week. The new disclosure, Variety reports, also includes "Two episodes of 'Barry, ' the hit man comedy starring Bill Hader that is not scheduled to air until 2018 on the network".

"As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming", he said.

The hackers said: "Hi to all mankind".

THR also reports that HBO has enlisted the help of cybersecurity firm Mandiat and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while Variety reports that its working with cybersecurity firm IP Echelon, which it's used before when going after "Game of Thrones" pirates.

Like this



05 August 2017
RGIA launches 'express security check' facility
In the next couple of years, we will ensure that the new expanded facility will be available for passengers. After August 15, the facility would be made available at another six airports on trial run basis.

05 August 2017
Mainers split on Dunkin' dropping 'Donuts'
The company said in a release that it will experiment with a new name ― "Dunkin'" ― at that location. As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities .

05 August 2017
FTSE steady; RBS continues its recovery
At 12:34pm BST, the Barratt Developments (3.80%), Persimmon (-3.31%) and Taylor Wimpey (-2.87%) were still among the biggest FTSE 100 fallers.

05 August 2017
Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)
Crown Castle International Corporation (NYSE:CCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 14%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 12.9%.

05 August 2017
Watch Out for Ticks: Pa. Lyme Disease Rates Soar
A map of average annual Lyme diseases cases for every county in Pennsylvania, using case numbers between 2012 and 2016. Levine recommends staying away from areas of dense shrubbery and tall grass, which tend to be tick-infested habitats.

05 August 2017
India's first helicopter taxi service announced in Bengaluru
Current fares for an air-conditioned taxi between KIA and Electronics City range between ₹1,500 to ₹2,500 for a 50-km ride. KIA is also open to supporting other companies that would like to take up similar heli-taxi services to and from the city.

05 August 2017
Iran says nuclear deal violated by new United States sanctions
Mogherini is due in Tehran on Saturday for the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani , who was re-elected to a second term as president in May.

05 August 2017
Australian Community Bans Synagogue Construction Because Terrorists Might Target It
If this is the road we are taking we have become a pack of cowards. "This simply shows how we're all losing our freedoms". The area is near popular tourist destination Bondi Beach.

05 August 2017
Four-star defensive tackle picks IL
Avery, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive tackle, is high school teammates with IL commit Kievan Myers at Bishop Dunne in Dallas. Defensive tackle Calvin Avery has committed to play college football at the University of IL starting in 2018.

05 August 2017
UBS Group AG Sells 53831 Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)
About 608,491 shares traded. (NASDAQ: BBBY ) news were published by: which released: "Glenview State Bank Trust Dept. The retailer reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.08.