A few days back the biggest hack happened to one of the most upper rated entertainment channel HBO. Rendering to the latest news, the hackers who ruined into Home Box Office servers and stole 1.5 TB of data, including the episodes of Game of Throne. It is stated that this hack also stole the data of employee working around. More precisely, these hackers came up with “Loads of HBO’s inside documents.”
The notice of this action was taken by DMCA, it said that this hack was not just based on the shows but also include the hacking of employee information. This update comes from Variety reports which say.
“The hackers appear to have also leaked personal information of a senior HBO executive. That information, published online in a text document, contains access information to dozens of online accounts, including paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services. At least one of these interpretations might also have given the criminals entree to the administrator’s work email.”
A copy folder circulated as part of the leaks which seems to display screen shots of HBO’s inside admin tools, listing operator names and emails and their working within the company.
Primarily, it seemed that the recent HBO hack was most beneficial for the burglary and was limited to the TV shows including no-aired episodes of Ballers, Insecure, and Room 104. The new leak from Variety also contains,
“Two episodes of ‘Barry,’ the hit man comedy starring Bill Hader that is not scheduled to air until 2018 on the network.”
Now it seems like HBO is operational durable to contain the broadcasting of the leaked data. The links to take the stolen data haven’t made it on to typical internet media like Reddit, however, it certainly might in the near future. It’s no fun for gullible HBO employees to a pact with the tragedy of their most private information being public around the internet.
The channel corporate is now comforting staff that their email inboxes were not concerned in the attack. Chairman of the Channel, Richard Plepler emailed,
“As promised, I wanted to update you on our recent cyber incident and where we currently stand. There has been and will continue to be a huge amount of speculation in the media. It is significant to understand that, as is often the case, things you read may very well not be true. Many people have expressed particular concern about our e-mail system. At this time, we do not believe that our email scheme as a whole has co-operated, but the forensic review is ongoing. We are also in the process of engaging an outside firm to work with our employees to provide credit monitoring and we will be following up with those details. Interim, carry on to do the outstanding work which defines this company across all sections and know that the suitable teams are waged round the clock to manage our way through this difficult period.”
It means that it’s still not figured out that the hackers managed to overtake the emails. Now everyone is waiting for a response from the hackers. We will keep updating you with the new story of HBO Hack.