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Hackers Stole 'Thousands of Internal Documents — HBO Security Contractor

"In a complicate (sic) operation, we successfully penetrated into the HBO internal network, emails, technical platforms, and database and got precious and confidential stuff".

Only 300 megabytes have been leaked thus far, so if the claim that 1.5 terabytes has been stolen is true, there is much more to come.

HBO's reaction to the hack included a staff memo that was made public. News of the hack was first reported by Entertainment Weekly. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports.

HBO joins the ranks of Sony, which suffered a major hack in 2014 that compromised the personal information of tens of thousands of people.

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REGINA SPEKTOR: (Singing) The animals, the animals trapped, trapped, trapped till the cage is full. With approximately 1,000 MB in a GB, you'd need around 694,444 floppy disks to hold all the boosted HBO data. Another expert added that the entire Library of Congress contains an estimate of 10 terabytes of print material-so it is nearly certain that video and/or audio were stolen. There are reports LittleFinger66 has released upcoming episodes of shows including "Ballers" and "Insecure".

AVIVAH LITAN: It takes companies like HBO weeks to figure out exactly what happened. We have weeks of negotiations with HBO officials, but they broke their promises and want to play with us.So we have one option.Wait till Sunday. She says the indications are pretty strong that the hackers targeted desktops. According to website TorrentFreak, citing data from piracy monitoring firm MUSO, the Season 7 premiere of "Game of Thrones" was pirated 90 million times, mostly from unauthorized streaming portals.

On Monday, we covered the massive cyber attack that HBO was hit with over the weekend. When the FBI was investigating the cyberattack against Sony, then-Director James Comey blamed North Korea. Though the impact and monetary loss due to these attacks is debatable, these attacks have taught the biggest lessons to the world that no one is immune to sophisticated cyber-attacks and traditional security practices are soon going to outdate in the sophisticated cyber world. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! It originally prominently advertised "HBO HACKED" as well as the twin taglines "Winter in [sic] coming" and "HBO is falling".

The Sony hack purportedly was carried out by hackers working on behalf of North Korea in response to the studio's then new film The Interview, which offered a satirical look into the so-called Hermit Kingdom.



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