Premium cable network HBO has dropped target yet once more to a hacker attack. This moment its official Twitter account was broken into, in addition to accounts for several of its most popular programs.
A group calling itself OurMine obtained control of HBO’s primary account Wednesday evening, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It left a message in a tweet stating, “Hi, OurMine are below, we are simply evaluating your safety, HBO group, please contacting us to upgrade security and security– our mine(dot)org -> Contact.”
A second retweet read, “let’s make #HBOHacked trending!”
The team also uploaded messages on the make up the shows “Vinyl,” “Silicon Valley,” “True Blood,” “Looking,” “Last Week Tonight,” “The Leftovers” and “Veep.”
A spokesperson for the network informed the Hollywood Reporter, “We are examining.”
HBO was at first hacked many weeks earlier, leading to scripts, unaired episodes and other digital documents from the network’s web servers being launched onto the internet.
Earlier this month, hackers utilizing the name Mr. Smith published a fresh cache of taken HBO documents on the internet as well as required that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars in Bitcoin to avoid even more such launches.
The data dump included exactly what appeared to be manuscripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes and also a month’s worth of e-mails from the account of Leslie Cohen, HBO’s vice president for film programming. There were additionally internal records, including a report of lawful insurance claims versus the network and worked provide letters to magnates.
The leak was a half gigabyte sample of the 1.5 TB (terabytes) of data the hackers have asserted to swipe, Wired reported. All of the hacked “Game of Thrones” scripts consist of a watermark with the hackers’ adage, “HBO is falling.” The data dump likewise consisted of inner papers like e-mails, economic balance sheets, employment contracts and also marketing techniques.
HBO, which formally recognized the theft of “proprietary info,” stated it’s remaining to explore and is collaborating with cops and also cybersecurity experts. The network claimed at the time that it still does not think that its email system as a whole has been jeopardized.
Much the HBO leakages have been limited, falling well short of the turmoil brought upon by Sony in 2014. In that strike, cyberpunks unearthed hundreds of unpleasant e-mails and also launched individual details– consisting of wages as well as Social Security numbers– of virtually 50,000 previous as well as present Sony employees.
Behind the HBO hack claim to have even more data, including scripts, upcoming episodes of HBO motion pictures and also programs and also details damaging to HBO.
It was not right away clear if Wednesday’s Twitter assault was associated with the previous hacker assaults.