Email System Likely Not Affected in Monday Hack Attack — HBO

The hackers have also released episodes of shows Ballers and Room 104 online, with threats that more material would be released soon. If my email was put up like that I'd be screening my inbox with a vengeance.

"In a complicate operation, we successfully penetrated in to a huge company", explained someone with the email address little.finger66@qq.com.

HBO confirmed Monday that the cable network was the target of a cyber attack and that some exclusive programming may have been stolen and leaked. Sony struggled in the aftermath of its huge hack in 2014, which leaked embarrassing employee emails as well as films and revealed, among other things, a persistent gender pay gap at the company.

For starters, the Sony hack - you know the one - resulted in the theft of roughly 200 gigabytes of data.

It did not take them long to setup an archived version of HBO's website and post all the unreleased episodes out for download and viewing for the consumers. That's, well, a lot.

"Hackers are often very similar to mountain climbers - they do it just because it's there and it's a challenge", he told TechNewsWorld. For comparison, a standard 3.5-inch floppy disk from back in the day typically had a 1.44 megabyte disk drive. Information insurance is a best need at HBO, and we consider important our duty to secure the information we hold.

That not doing it for you? The contiguous United States comes in around 3,120,000 square miles. This suggests that the attacker (s) had multiple points of entry - not a good look for HBO's IT division.

An email purported to be from the hacker or hackers behind the HBO breach is making a fresh wave of threats against the network. And then they kept going until they found "Game Of Thrones" and other shows that they wanted to steal.

In total, the hackers may have obtained 1.5 TB of internal company documents.

HBO provided no further details or confirm specific titles or the amount of data; the company did not immediately respond to Geek's request for comment.

AT&T also recently agreed to buy Time Warner, which owns HBO, and there's a possibility that a hack of this size could have financial ramifications there, too.

"Hi to all mankind", the hackers said in emails to media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times.

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