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HBO wanted to pay $250000 to the 'Game of Thrones' hackers

HBO wanted to pay $250000 to the 'Game of Thrones' hackers

The Hollywood Reporter says it got an email from the hackers August 3 saying, "It's just about money".

HBO has suffered a major cyber attack, and the company is asking the hackers to extend the ransom deadline.

Evidently, the payment was never made, and the hackers seem to either be looking for substantially more or to simply embarrass HBO.

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Variety has opted not to publish the name or email address of the HBO executive from which the message was sent.

In a swaggering five-minute video from "Mr Smith" to HBO chief executive Richard Plepler included in the dump, the hackers used white text scrolling on a black background to deliver an ultimatum - pay up within three days or see the group, which claims to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of HBO shows and confidential corporate data, upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

As a show of good faith, HBO offered to make a bug bounty payment.

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The fourth episode of Game of Thrones that was leaked last Friday was part of an unrelated incident, involving Star India. All documents that have been leaked bear a watermark with the message "HBO is Falling". HBO reportedly declined to comment on the matter to those outlets. The Hollywood Reporter says it received an email from the hackers a week ago saying that "it's just about money".

Specifically, the hackers demanded "our six-month salary in bitcoin" and claimed they earned 12-15 million dollars a year (£9m-£11.5m) from blackmailing organisations whose networks they have penetrated. With hackers now leaking their communication with the network, it appears they are either trying to embarrass the company even more or are just frustrated with this delay. We have weeks of negotiations with HBO officials, but they broke their promises and want to play with us.So we have one option.Wait till Sunday.

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