The American premium cable network HBO’s troubles just don’t seem to end. The reputed network has been assaulted repeatedly by sundry hacker groups in the last few weeks. A hacker group which calls itself ‘Mr Smith’ has approached Mashable and given them HBO’s social media login credentials.
It seems that HBO is having a pretty hard month. Earlier in the month the servers were compromised as unknown hackers breached the systems and stole around 1.5TB data. As a result of this hack we saw that some of the stolen data was released in phases on online forums and websites. We know what a hack meant for the company; release of precious material could result in a lot of loss to the company. Another development took place when OurMine hackers took control of the social media accounts of the television network.
HBO suffers some more
Some Game of Thrones fans were very pleased with the hack as they got to watch two episodes in a week (none released by these hackers) and didn’t have to deal with the delay. Some, however, loved the suspense that the show brought with itself. The hackers now have threatened to release the season 7 finale ahead of its official air date. Episode 6 had been accidentally leaked by HBO Spain. (Like I said before, it’s been a bad month for HBO).