The email, which came from someone calling himself Kind Mr. Smith, promised that proof of his claim of having emails is coming Sunday. The company says that it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity firms.
"I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests".
The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean.
Following a few days of hush, the HBO programmers have issued a risk to discharge a greater amount of the system's appropriated information. At first, the network downplayed the hack, saying that not much was stolen and suggesting that the hack was not a critical breach of security. What's its name? Oh I forget to tell.
HBO hasn't commented on what data has been stolen, but said in a statement (via Deadline): "HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information". However, unlike the previous hacks this year, on Netflix and most others, cyber-criminals behind the HBO attack have not demanded a ransom. The U.S. government blamed North Korea for that particular break-in. The North Korean government was believed to be behind that attack, while there has not been a state actor linked to the HBO attack. Hacking Hollywood can have significant repercussions.
Because TV dramas such as "Game of Thrones" are made for the public and analyzed and discussed weekly online, they are highly desirable for cybercriminals. Also posted were details on an upcoming episode of "Game of Thrones" although no actual episodes were posted. "We have "STILL" full access to their webmails.", the email said in an apparent reference to CEO Richard Plepler's memo Wednesday to staff that downplayed the likelihood of widespread email exposure.