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HBO Hack is Officially the Biggest Hack in Industry History

On Sunday, HBO was hacked and turned out to be the victim of what could be possibly the biggest cyber attack in history.

The hackers took 1.5 terabytes of data from the company. The hackers have not released everything they took, as of yet, but they did release episodes of the show Ballers and Room 104 and the script for the next episode of Games of Thrones.

The last big hack occurred in 2014, with Sony being the target. The hacker claimed they had stolen 100 terabytes.

HBO has confirmed that they did get hacked in a statement by HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler.

He said,

“As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming. Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us. I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests. The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean. It is a textbook example of quintessential HBO teamwork. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”

The hackers are said to use the title “little. Finger66.”

HBO Has been working with the FBI and cyber security firm Mandiant, who helped Sony after its hack.

The hackers also reportedly stole personal information of one of the HBO executives.

[Via Indiewire]


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