The leaks have appeared at a time when HBO's parent Time Warner is awaiting regulatory approval for a deal with AT&T worth $85.4 billion. (Image Source: Flickr) Photograph: (Others)
HBO is working with cyber security experts and law enforcement in a hacking case related to the hit TV series Game of Thrones. According to reports, some files have been stolen from HBO and posted online.The hackers were demanding a Bitcoin ransom to prevent further release.
“The forensic review is ongoing," HBO said.
Hackers claim to have a wide variety of confidential material including scripts to its programs, contracts, human resources documents and budget details, Mashable reported. The report said that hackers have sent an email regarding this to HBO Chief Executive Officer Richard Plepler.
Along with the unaired episodes, personal phone numbers and email addresses of few GoT actors including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Emilia Clarke were also released.
The leak includes draft scripts for five episodes of Game of Thrones, internal network and administrator passwords. The data also includes a month's worth of emails from HBO’s vice president for film programming VP Leslie Cohen.
Last week Hackers had stolen around 1.5 terabytes of data that included two unreleased episodes of Ballers and Room 104, Entertainment Weekly reported.
The latest leak has added to the previous spoiler of season 7's fourth episode that came out ahead of its broadcast.
The leak has appeared at a time when HBO's Time Warner is awaiting regulatory approval for a deal with AT&T worth $85.4 billion.