HBO Was Just Hacked And It's Pretty Bad
HBO, home of Game of Thrones among other shows, suffered a major hack recently, having 1.5 terabytes of data stolen. This includes at least one Game of Thrones script.
A homemade video storyboard, summary, and script for the next GoT episode "The Spoils of War" can now be found easily thanks to the hackers. This is very bad for HBO.
In addition to Game of Thrones content, the hackers leaked episodes for other HBO flagship shows, including Insecure, Ballers, and a new Bill Hader comedy, Barry.
And it gets worse.
Not only did HBO have show related data stolen, but also that concerning top employees at the company. Employee names and email addresses and possibly acces to the internal corporate email we all leaked, reminiscent of the 2014 Sony hacks.
HBO released a statement on Monday confirming the hacks, but assured it was working hard to fix the situation. “Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold,”
Still, this is seriously damaging news for the network.