Tuesday, August 8, 2017

HBO and the ransom demand

HBO has received an interesting, unspecified ransom demand by the hacker/s for the data they recently hacked. The data include Game of Thrones information, including a script for the as of yet unaired fifth episode of season 7, employment agreements, personal contact information for Game of Thrones actors, and other information. The hackers noted that HBO spends $12 million on market research and $5 million on GOT ads. The hackers want HBO to use those sums to come up with a total to pay the hackers within three days. This is going to be interesting to see how this develops, and while it does, it is excellent advertising for GOT. Maybe they should just chop their ad budget and send it to the hackers. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40860785

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