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Game of Thrones Leaks Continue in Ongoing HBO Hack

Game of Thrones Leaks Continue in Ongoing HBO Hack”

The material came Monday in an email message to the global publication that also contained nine files with labels- "Confidential" and "Script GOT7".

The hackers behind a massive intrusion into HBO systems have released a month's worth of a senior HBO executive's emails, dumping a "publicly accessible link to a cache of internal documents" which also included the script to yet another upcoming episode of Game of Thrones, Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday.

However, according to a spokesperson from HBO, the leak was related to one of HBO's distribution partners, Star India, and had no relation to the hack.

Last week, HBO president and CEO Richard Plepler had assured employees that their email was most likely not in the hands of the hackers. "... HBO was one of our hard targets to deal with but we succeeded (it took about 6 months)".

In a fresh onslaught on HBO, hackers have leaked the script of Episode 5 of "Game of Thrones" (GoT) Season 7 that is set to be aired on August 13 (Sunday), along with a note demanding ransom from the US-based television network.

HBO officials acknowledged last week that the company had been targeted by hackers who managed to get "proprietary information".

"Our demand is clear and non-negotiable: We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your data", the ransom note from Mr. Smith said in part, Wired reported.

Despite this, the network has reiterated that it doesn't believe that its email system as a whole has been compromised. They instead have their message scroll across the screen with ominous music in the background.

Adding, "We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident". They also claim that HBO marks their 17th target, and only three have failed to pay.

Recently, the episode four (The Spoils of War) of "Game of Thrones" was leaked from one of HBO's worldwide network partners, Star India, which received episodes before they are aired on TV.

This is the second data dump from the purported hacker. So far the HBO leaks have been limited, falling well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014.



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