That HBO Game of Thrones Hack Was Worse Than We Thought
Well, this isn’t terribly surprising. According to the latest dispatch from Variety, the hackers who broke into HBO’s servers and stole 1.5 terabytes of data, including at least one Game of Thrones script, also stole employee data. More specifically, the hackers made off with “thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents.” That’s bad.
Thanks to a DMCA takedown notice, we now know that the HBO cyber heist not only included secret information about shows but also information about HBO employees. This update comes as a result of a disclosure made by a security company recently tasked with preventing links to the stolen content showing up on Google. Variety reports:
The hackers appear to have also leaked personal information of a senior HBO executive. That information, published online in a text document, contains access information to dozens of online accounts, including paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services. At least one of these accounts may also have given the hackers access to the executive’s work email. …