Just a day before the last episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 set to hit the screens, the HBO hackers, who call themselves as “Mr. Smith,” have leaked the climax of the ongoing season – thus ending the suspense that kept the millions of fans on toes.
The hacking group which stole approximately 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO have released, what they call, the sixth wave of leaks that contain confidential plot summaries and details of how the season will end reported Mashable.
In response, HBO has said the hackers may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention, but they won’t tarnish themselves in the dirt.
“That’s a game we’re not going to participate in,” the channel’s spokesperson was quoted as saying.
The hacking group demanded approximately $6.5 million worth of Bitcoin from HBO but that demand has not been met so far. Later the group claimed to have sold the stolen data to three customers in deep web who paid them half of the amount they had requested in ransom from HBO.
“We put a condition for our respected customers and they approved. We will leak many many waves of HBO’s internal stuff to punish them for playing us and set an example of greedy corporation,” the group went on record saying.