The hacks and leaks of HBO Game of Thrones episodes don’t seem to be stopping soon. The group of hackers who had hacked into HBO servers and stolen 1.5TB data has threatened to leak the seventh (which is also the season finale) episode of Game of Thrones as well.
In a communication to Mashable, the group claimed to have possession of the episodes and said, “Be ready for GOT S7 E6 &E7 as soon as possible.” The group also shared the login credentials—username and passwords—of almost every social media platform related to the channel.
The hackers claimed to have access to various HBO platforms. Apparently, the group also defaced HBO Giphy account. The screenshot sent to Mashable shows “HB-OLD is Dying….” and “HBO is Falling…” written across official pages.
In fact, last week, another group of hackers had hacked into social media accounts of HBO. The hackers had taken control of the accounts and mockingly posted, “Hi, Ourmine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine.org -> Contact.”
The Time Warner owned channel in a statement to Mashable said: “We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in.”
The hackers had gotten access to a massive amount of data last month. After the hack, episodes of many popular shows from HBO such as Insecure, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Room 104 and Ballers had made their way online much before the scheduled air dates.
The hackers had later demanded a multi-million dollar ransom from HBO to prevent further content leaks of its television series that also include proprietary information of the channel.