Hackers have hands on Game Of Thrones series 7 episode 5 script and demand millions
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An anonymous online group recently hacked HBO and has just dropped a document full of vital information from across many of their shows including 'Ballers' and 'Room 104' and the entire script for the Game of Thrones episode not due to air until August 13th. With this new release of data, the hacking group demanded millions of dollars in order for them to stop leaking any more of the company's information. The documents released include: sensitive emails, employment agreements, finance sheets, marketing strategies and also the full Game of Thrones season 7 episode 5 script where all sheets have been waterproofed with, 'HBO is Falling.' The hackers have reportedly sent a video to the CEO of HBO Richard Pleper demanding his "six moth salary in BitCoin". This equates to almost $6m as ransom for the stolen data, or they will continue to leak what they have. An individual called Mr Smith posed as the groups' leader in the video stating that "We successfully breached into your network. HBO was one of our difficult targets to deal with, but we succeeded (it took about 6 months) - our demand is clear and non-negotiable. "We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your data. HBO spend twelve million for market research and five million for GOT7 advertisements. So consider us another budget for your advertisements!" The ransom note also included that he had 3 days to make the payment, but does not include a date. The video letter ends with an image of the GOT 'Night King' villain character with his arms raised, the word 'standing' in one hand and 'falling' in the other. The hackers claim to have hacked into 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, if this claim turns out to be true and they refuse to pay the ransom, users could expect more data and information from their favourite shows to be leaked. Currently it is unclear who is actually behind the hack.
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