Saturday, 19 August, 2017

HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of hack

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"At this time, we do not believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised, but the forensic review is ongoing".

Sometimes when hackers steal data from companies, they seek a ransom in exchange for not publishing the data. There's additionally a general conviction that the organization's most significant programming resource - up and coming Game of Thrones scenes - have not been uncovered beside one content that was transferred Sunday.

For years, HBO has fought a cyber-battle to keep Game of Thrones storylines secret and the show's content from being illegally distributed - particularly before episodes air. Today, new details are emerging courtesy of THR.

Although the motive behind HBO attack is unclear, it doesn't seem to be financial gain. While HBO is downplaying the event, it will be interesting to see what happens from here.

The scope of the cyberattack against TV network HBO may be worse than previously reported, with sources now claiming that unaired episodes of Larry David's comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm and thousands of sensitive files were also stolen.

"Hackers are often very similar to mountain climbers - they do it just because it's there and it's a challenge", he told TechNewsWorld. The notice also said that the perpetrators accessed "masses of copyrighted items including documents, images, videos and sound", while an image file appears to show screenshots of HBO's internal administration tools, listing employee names, email addresses and titles.

As a dwindling number of players in entertainment becomes responsible for ever more of the nation's cultural output, the remaining companies stand out as major targets, some analysts say.

While having GoT hacked and released early is newsworthy, I honestly do not think that it matters almost as much as the claimed accounts and databases that have possibly been compromised, or the claim that the hackers continue to have access.

If the claim is true, it would make this hack even larger than the crippling cyberattack on Sony in 2014, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed on the North Korean government.

"Unless HBO's hackers release more damaging or controversial data, or are aided by Wikileaks, this event is likely to be less disruptive than the Sony hack", he observed. At first, the network downplayed the hack, saying that not much was stolen and suggesting that the hack was not a critical breach of security.

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