HBO doesn’t negotiate with hackers
“That’s a game we’re not going to participate in”. Unfortunately, HBO executives may learn they don’t have a choice but to play along. The entertainment giant has become the latest victim of high-profile cybercrime- proving that attacks happen to companies of all sizes and industries. In what the hackers themselves are calling “the greatest leak in cyber space era”, around 1.5 terabytes of HBO data has been exfiltrated and held ransom. When HBO made it clear they weren’t going to pay up, the hackers uploaded portions of the data to the web, and for a period of time, unaired episodes of shows like Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Bill Hader’s new comedy Barry- that isn’t expected until 2018- were available online.