The group that previously posted internal HBO documents and unaired episodes of series online has published new episodes. It concerns various series, including Curb Your Enthusiasm.
There are no episodes of the popular Game of Thrones series, the Associated Press writes. It does concern parts of less large series, such as ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’. In addition, episodes of unreleased series have been put online, including ‘Barry’ and ‘The Deuce’. It’s the third time the group, which refers to itself as Mr. Smith, HBO content release.
At the end of July, the hackers said they had stolen 1.5TB of data from the American company. HBO then confirmed that data had been stolen in an internet attack. Last week, the hackers again posted data online, including an overview of HBO’s internal network and a list of administrator passwords. In addition, the dump contained emails and some preliminary Game of Thrones scripts, including the script for an unaired episode.
The criminals then demanded millions of dollars in ransom. On Friday, HBO reportedly offered the group $250,000 so that it has more time to collect the requested ransom in bitcoin. The company wanted to pay out the amount in the form of a bug bounty payment, which normally goes to ethical hackers who expose security vulnerabilities. HBO tells ABC News “not to communicate with the hackers.”