HBO hackers leak emails, demand payment

The website Databreaches.net reported that 10 files were leaked Monday as part of the demand including what may be another script of the popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones".

According to editors at Wired magazine, the ransom note featured in a video containing scrolling text, set to a GoT score, which was addressed to HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler.

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Numerous more than 50 internal documents released were labelled "confidential", including a spreadsheet of legal claims against the TV network, job offer letters to several top executives, slides discussing future technology plans, and a list of 37,977 emails called "Richard's Contact list", an apparent reference to Plepler.

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"We successfully breached into your huge network", the hackers write in the video. "So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" the letter, written by a 'Mr.Smith, ' reportedly adds.

A total of 1.5 terabytes of digital content was stolen by the hackers from HBO servers of which they've leaked about half terabytes.

Yesterday, the attackers released some of HBO's internal emails as well as a detailed summary of the Game of Thrones episode due to air this Sunday.

On Monday, the network said it did not believe its email system in its entirety had been compromised. While the original ransom amount was redacted from the letter, the hackers claim they earn between United States dollars 12 million and 15 million in a year, placing their ransom demands around USD 9-10 million.

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An HBO spokesman declined to discuss details of the hack.

HBO says that a "forensic review is ongoing".

An HBO representative issued the following statement to THR in light of the recent breach: "HBO believed that further leaks might emerge from this cyber incident when we confirmed it last week. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cyber-security firms", it said.

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