HBO Hacked Again

HBO and Games of Thrones have suffered another online attack. Their social media accounts is the target this time. Season seven of the fantasy show is currently being aired on but its storylines have been making headlines, the channel has also been the subject of many news reports about the hack which have seen episodes stolen and posted online early.

A security group called OurMine, has taken aim at the show’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, posting messages on both to alert bosses that perhaps it’s time for a password change.

For the past month, a group of unknown hackers have been attempting to hold HBO ransom, demanding an online payment and threatening to leak huge amounts of information if the company do not comply. A $250,000 was offered by HBO at a point to hacker who inssited to be paid higer ransom.

Earlier this month four people were arrested in india related to the leak of season seven episode four.

Post Author: Churchill Aribodor

Churchill Aribodor is a cyberseurity and management systems expert. He is passionate about cybersecurity and devotes a lot of time raising awareness on secure cyberspace for the good of all. He has consulted, audited and trained professionals in this area. He is a rounded ICT thought leader covering people, process and technology. He can be reached through arihills@hotmail.com

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