A few years ago, Sony was the victim of a devastating cyberattack that led to the leak of one of its new movies and also shut down the company’s email network. It was pretty disastrous for Sony and it took months for the company to recover.
Well, HBO’s systems were recently compromised and according to a new report, the hack is feared to be seven times larger than the Sony hack,which would be pretty massive.
The hackers who compromised HBO’s systems leaked a few episodes of shows like Ballers and even the script for next week’s Game of Thrones episode. The hackers threatened to leak more content in the days to come too. We don’t know if they have made a ransom demand to HBO in exchange for not leaking anything else. Apparently the hackers have obtained 1.5TB of data from HBO’s systems.
HBO has not confirmed the details of the hack yet, but has acknowledged that it did happen. “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cyber-security firms,” it said.
Some believe that internal documents, video footage, and emails could be leaked next.