'Mr. Smith' HBO hacker demands millions in Bitcoin ransom

It is unclear whether the publicly accessible URL has been sent to other media sites or been posted online, the Reporter added.

The company is the latest to have fallen prey to hackers.

The hackers' recent ransom note didn't specify a sum - but the Guardian estimates they're demanding millions of dollars.

THE HACKERS that broke into HBO, fiddled with its filters and wandered off with terabytes of data are back, as expected, with more stuff.

The hack was discovered last week when an episode outline for Game of Thrones was leaked.

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The hackers have also since demanded that HBO pay them a ransom to prevent additional content from being released. In it, a demand was made for an undisclosed sum of money and Plepler was told, "We successfully breached into your huge network... As we said, the forensic review is ongoing", an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to THR.

The data dump also features a video summary of the August 13 episode, with stills illustrating the plot, as well as a screenshot of a file directory displaying folders for several other HBO shows.

It went on to say, "HBO spends 12 million for Market Research and 5 million for GOT7 advertisements". HBO later confirmed that a hack "resulted in the compromise of proprietary information". "So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" The hacker or hackers, going by the name Mr. Smith, just dumped loads of documents comprising of "Game of Thrones" script and loads of emails from Leslie Cohen, the premium cable's vice president for film programming. "We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cyber-security firms", it said. "In the video, they demanded his six-month salary in Bitcoin" - which is nearly $6 Million".

Meanwhile, the first trailer has been released for the next episode of Game of Thrones, and it looks set to ramp up the drama of the last episode even further.

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