The famous crowd-luring Game Of Thrones who has got critical acclaim for its nicely written characters, captivating plots and breathtaking twists seems to be never out of this hacking mayhem since the day it has begun airing its 7th season.
As per the reports, the organisation that got to twitter handle of HBO as well as nearly 1.5 terabytes of data including scripts and employee’s info is again warning HBO that it will leak the finale episode of HBO’s most popular series.
This, however, can lead to several problems since a huge capital is involved in making the show and to get that money back they rely on viewers who pay to watch. But if users get to see the finale online early it is unlikely that they will wait for watching it as per HBO’s schedule.
A recent episode was also aired the same way on one of its sites in a different language. While people assumed it to be another hacking attempt, HBO in its statement said the following:
“We have learned that the upcoming episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third-party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the U.S.”
And now a British website metro.co.uk has reported the group has threatened again to leak episode and HBO seems helpless like before trying to save its reputation and hard work.
HBO has officially confirmed that their data has been stolen and the hackers have demanded a ransom of 6.5 Million from HBO as ransom.
This is probably the biggest cyber attack on the entertainment industry and HBO is assumed to be facing huge losses from it.