game of hacks
On Monday, HBO was the victim of a major cyberattack, joining a growing list of hacked networks and studios. The group responsible for the cyberattack reportedly stole up to 1.5 terabytes of proprietary information from HBO and released episodes from multiple series, including Ballers and Room 104. The hackers also leaked the script for next week's episode of Game of Thrones.
This is the first time that HBO content has been hacked rather than accidentally leaked. "We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold," the network said in a statement Monday.
Netflix, Sony, and ABC have also been targeted by cyberattacks in what appears to be a growing trend. Earlier this year, hackers released episodes from Netflix's Orange Is The New Black prior to its premiere date. Sony is the largest victim to date: In 2014, hackers uploaded 100 terabytes of data online, including confidential emails and pay information.