While this obviously brings Sony's 2014 hack to mind, that was a far larger breach resulting in the release of "under a hundred" terabytes of data.
HBO acknowledged on Monday that it had been victimised by a cyberattack, after an anonymous hacker boasted about leaking full episodes of upcoming shows like Ballers along with written material from next week's episode of Game of Thrones. "The biggest crackdown of cyber space time has begun". An HBO spokesman declined to comment on the takedown notice. I can guarantee you that senior initiative and our exceptional innovation group, alongside outside specialists, are working round the clock to secure our aggregate advantages.
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US intelligence officials said the HBO intrusion appears to be much smaller in scale than a similar data breach at Sony in 2014, in which thieves claimed to have made off with roughly 100 TB of data. You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Its HBO and Game of Thrones!
HBO came under a cyber-attack over the weekend and now the company has made a decision to conduct a forensic review to understand the scope of the attack.
HBO recently suffered a major hack, joining the ranks of companies like Sony Pictures and Yahoo that have the victims of coordinated cyber attacks over the past several years. This April, a hacker demanded a ransom from Netflix after claiming to have stolen 10 episodes of its popular drama Orange Is the New Black; a day later, the episodes were allegedly leaked. That attack came as Sony was about to release the comedy "The Interview", about a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. HBO stopped providing screener DVDs after the first four episodes of Season 5 were pirated ahead of Season 5.More news: Samsung launches 1.2Gbps LTE modem
HBO officials said Wednesday that they are continuing to look for evidence that the hackers accessed company communications.
The leak of the unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones left many shocked and another good reason for security vendors and organizations to protect their turfs and save themselves from the hands of cyber goons.More news: GDP in European Union , eurozone up 0.6 percent in 2nd quarter