HBO has also suffered a cyber attack after Hollywood entertainment companies faced the same fate.
The future episodes of a couple series and one script have been put on the internet by the hackers who breached the company’s systems.
“HBO recently experienced a cyber attack which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the network confirmed in a statement. “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and the cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
Hackers claimed to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of data from the company. So far, an upcoming episode of Ballers and Room 104 have apparently been put on the internet. There is also some written stuff that’s allegedly from the next week’s fourth episode of Game of Thrones. More is promised to be “coming soon” by the hackers. HBO is not commenting further on the matter.
HBO chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Plepler sent an email to his employees alerting them of the hacking.