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HBO places $250000 bounty on Game of Thrones' hackers

HBO places $250000 bounty on Game of Thrones' hackers

The HBO hacker has struck yet again. The request prompted an automated response that provided a link to an image of the July 27 note from HBO.

The report by Variety on Thursday said HBO offered the payment as a "bug bounty", which is offered by companies to discover vulnerabilities in their computer networks. The report says a source close to the investigation confirmed the e-mail is real.

An HBO executive allegedly offered to pay the attackers a $250,000 "bug bounty" as part of its programme for "white hat IT professionals".

The hack follows attacks on Netflix, where a hacker demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking episodes of Orange is the New Black.

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Additionally, the cable network's message to the hacker asked for an extension of the ransom-payment deadline for one week while the $250,000 payment is made and the necessary amount of bitcoins could be gathered.

"You have the advantage of having surprised us", the message reportedly reads.

The first HBO hack became publicly known on July 31. A few days after HBO sent the note, the hackers went to the media with details of the breach.

"Hackers are not in this game for US$250,000; this probably took them a lot of time and effort", Goel said.

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On Monday, hackers using the name "Mr Smith" posted online a fresh cache of stolen HBO files and demanded that the network pay a multimillion-dollar ransom to prevent further releases.

About a fortnight back, hackers broke into HBO's servers and stole a staggering 1.5 terabytes of data including five draft scripts of the seventh season of Game of Thrones as well as the personal numbers and addresses, home and email both, of the cast members of season 7 including Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Kit Harington.

HBO has said that it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity firms to investigate the attack, which is the latest to hit a Hollywood business.

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