AceShowbiz - After threatening to release HBO information on Sunday and did not, a group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online on Monday, August 7. The leaked files include a script summary of an upcoming "Game of Thrones" episode and a month's worth of emails from the inbox of one of the company's executives.
The hackers additionally demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network for the stolen data. In a video directed to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, the hackers used white text on a black background set to the score of "Game of Thrones" to say that they demanded "our 6 month salary in bitcoin."
The hackers threatened to dump videos of future shows online with their logo "HBO Is Falling" superimposed if the network doesn't pay the ransom.
The premium cable channel said in a statement following the latest leak, "HBO believed that further leaks might emerge from this cyber incident when we confirmed it last week. As we said, the forensic review is ongoing. While it has been reported that a number of emails have been made public, the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised."
"We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident," the statement continued. "Meanwhile, our dedicated employees continue to focus on delivering the high quality of entertainment and service for which we are known."