The cybercrime has struck badly again! This time HBO became its unfortunate victim.
Yes, you’ve heard it right. HBO itself confirmed that some unknown hacker sneaked into their servers and stole an indefinite quantity of data. Previously, major entertainment titans like Sony and Netflix also had to face the repercussions of cybercrime when hackers got into their servers and stole their data.
A similar incident happened with HBO when a few media reporters received an anonymous email from an unknown sender on the Sunday night where he claimed to have gained access to around 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO. In fact, some of the data have already begun surfacing online that includes spoilers from the upcoming unreleased episodes of TV shows, Ballers and Room 104.
Surprisingly, the stolen data from HBO might also include the script of the upcoming fourth episode of Game of Thrones because the excerpts from the script have started making rounds on the internet. A lot of people believe that the script belongs to Game of Thrones because of its uncanny familiarity with the TV show and its main characters.
As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the company, HBO, confirmed about the hack in a statement as, “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
This is undoubtedly unsettling news for the HBO because the stolen data might not only include the unreleased episodes of some TV shows but also employee data, personal and financial information.
At this point, we can only pray that HBO somehow gets hold of their stolen data as soon as possible and finds a way to combat this ill-fated cyber-attack.