Hackers target HBO as ‘Game of Thrones,’ other programming leaks online
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO has had some of its programming stolen in what is being described as a cyber incident.
The company says that it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity firms to investigate the incident.
The hackers claim they also stole HBO "staff and internal" data. If true, this could resemble 2014's Sony hack https://t.co/2EAkDaG3W3
— WIRED (@WIRED) July 31, 2017
HBO CEO Richard Pepler says in an email to the network’s employees that “proprietary information” was stolen in the hack. Spokesman Jeff Cusson would not comment on which specific TV episodes, movies or other video the hackers made off with.
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 31, 2017
Hacking Hollywood can have significant repercussions. Sony struggled in the aftermath of its huge hack in 2014, which leaked employee emails as well as films.
HBO hackers say they've got next week's 'Game of Thrones' script https://t.co/DvnQUstNoi
— TIME (@TIME) July 31, 2017
In April, a hacker claimed to have released episodes of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” before their release by the streaming site.