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By Didi Kashemwa / Published on Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017 11:40 AM / No Comments / 572 views


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The entertainment firm HBO which is responsible for airing the most loved and watched television series Game Of Thrones, were the latest victims of cyber attackers who claim to have stolen a script of the forthcoming episode of GOT.

The group of the attackers who boast of having stolen 1,5 terabytes of the firm’s data have already released online episodes of Ballers and Room 104 promising to release GOT soon.

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The cyber hackers have sent out email to various reporters advising on the same by claiming;

Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh, I forget to tell. It’s HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”

The HBO chairman Richard Plepler talked of the attack through an email to his employees by stating ;

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”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.”

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The HBO Company has also issued a statement advising on the cyber attack that read they recently experienced a cyber-incident that had resulted in compromise of proprietary information. the statement further read;

We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.

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