The hacker group that took credit for breaking into HBO's computer systems reportedly released new documents on Monday, including marketing materials and emails of an HBO executive.
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The first leak put a preliminary outline of the fourth episode of the current Game of Thrones season in the spotlight, and the second batch follows up with the same for the upcoming fifth episode.
HBO has acknowledged the theft, stating that it had begun working with law enforcement to address "proprietary information" the hackers had stolen. "So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" the letter, written by a 'Mr.Smith, ' reportedly adds.
The letter said HBO was the 17th target for the hacking group and that "only 3 of our past targets refused to pay and were punished very badly and 2 of them collapsed entirely". In the post, the hackers have demanded that HBO pay several millions of dollars as a ransom for the stolen files to prevent any further releases.
Richard Plepler arrives at the LA Premiere of "Game of Thrones" at The Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Company is sure that without HBO subscription, viewers can't get their hands on "Game of Thrones". "In the video, they demanded his six-month salary in Bitcoin" - which is nearly $6 Million".
On Monday, the network said it did not believe its email system in its entirety had been compromised.
"We successfully breached into your huge network", the video said, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which together with other online magazines received the confidential information in an email from the hackers.