Acting United States attorney Joon H. Kim said Mesri, who used the online name Skote Vahshat, "conducted his attack on HBO in a methodical way".
He was also, at times, part of the Turk Black Hat security team, which did website defacement against the U.S. and elsewhere.
The indictment described Mesri as a "self-professed expert" in hacking who had worked on behalf of Iran's military to attack military systems, nuclear software systems and Israeli infrastructure.
The U.S. has neither formal diplomatic relations nor an extradition treaty with Iran, meaning the U.S. can't request Mesri's extradition.
But there lies the problem, Mesri is resident in Iran, and though Kim warned of consequences it seems unlikely that U.S. authorities would be able to arrest him unless he left. If convicted, Variety reports, Mesri faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for wire fraud; up to five years for each of the four charges related to computer fraud; a two-year mandatory sentence for aggravated identity theft; and up to two years in prison for the extortion charge.
The haul was said to include confidential details of the then-unreleased fourth episode of the latest Game of Thrones season, plus episodes of Ballers, Barry, Insecure, and Room 104.
He also stole financial documents, credentials for HBO's social-media accounts and the emails of at least one HBO employee, the indictment said.
Mesri then supposedly stole 1.5TB of data and began blackmailing the network, demanding $6m in exchange for not leaking new episodes and scripts to the public.
A spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's Office said that Mesri has not been arrested, but declined to comment on the suspect's whereabouts. Included was an image of "Game of Thrones" Night King character, leader of an army of zombies, with the words, "Good luck HBO".
US federal prosecutors allege that Mesri leaked some of the stolen data on the Internet.
US prosecutors say Behzad Mesri previously worked for Iran's military, hacking into the IDF and Israel's critical infrastructure, before trying to blackmail the studio for $6 million worth of crypto-currency Bitcoin.
"Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff", it said. Their C-2 "Greyhound" transport plane crashed while on its way to the carrier on Wednesday in the Philippine Sea.
In a recent case of "talaq-e-biddat", a professor at Aligarh Muslim University divorced his wife through WhatsApp and SMS. This could be because of the lack of knowledge among Muslim men of the Supreme Court's decision.
The fire, which broke out late Monday evening, is located on the north side of Brown Road, west of Joslyn Road. A spokesperson says what happened was very rare and the cause of the rupture is under investigation.
For a victory, it was necessary to get majority support both at the UN General Assembly ( UNGA ) as well as at the UNSC. Bhandari's nomination was officially backed by India, Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia and Israel.
The devices will now also feature stereo AKG speakers, and most importantly will preserve the 3.5mm headphone jack. A well-known source for Samsung leaks has released some information on Weibo that we could be getting a little S9.
At Los Angeles International Airport, temperatures will reach 86 and 84 on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. As the front clears, we cool down for Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and a brisk north breeze.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is investigating if this breach has affected Uber customers in the UK. The stolen information included the names, email addresses and mobile numbers of Uber customers globally.
That distinction still belongs to her hit album, "1989", which sold 1.29 million copies in its first week in 2014. The album, Taylor's sixth studio outing, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Uber Orders 24000 Plug-In Hybrid Volvo XC90s
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Classes resuming Tuesday at Lambton College
The strike lasted a whopping five weeks, and now, colleges, faculty, and students alike are scrambling to catch up. The winter semester will run from January 29 to April 27, and there will be no reading week from February 19-23.