As HBO’s most popular show, Game of Thrones, is but three episodes into it’s new season a massive hack took place leaking a script for this Sunday’s episode, however, the hack may have more severe consequences than just plot spoilers according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Apparently the hackers had ‘multiple points of entry’ into HBO’s data and stole as much as 1.5 terabytes of data which is over seven times the amount stolen from Sony in 2014 which ended with the resignation of Amy Pascal as head of Sony Pictures. The FBI has now stepped to figure out precisely what was stolen in addition to the leaked scripts. HBO, understandably, is worried that e-mails and financial statements may have been obtained much like they were during with Sony’s data breach.
Security analysts conclude that the surface info doesn’t look good for the premium cable network “At 1.5 terabytes, it could be a whole block of TV, or worse, it could e-mails, financial documents, employee or customer information” says Erik Rasmussen, who is a former attorney and special agent with the Secret Service, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter.
AT&T agreed to buy HBO’s parent company Time Warner for $85 back in October. Some experts believe this hack could spell trouble for the deal.
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