• HBO Offered Hackers $250,000 To Prevent Leaks

    8 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    You might have heard by now that HBO has been hit by a cyberattack. Reports suggest that 1.5TB of data has been stolen from the cable giant's servers. We've already seen leaked scripts of unaired Game of Thrones episodes and it's said that unaired episodes of some other shows have been leaked as well. According to a new report, HBO offered hackers $250,000 as a “bug bounty payment” to prevent these leaks.
    The hackers behind it all have leaked a screenshot of an email which shows that a senior HBO vice president offered them $250,000 as a “bug bounty payment.” The email is dated July 27 and...
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