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Leaked emails show HBO offered hackers $250,000 to delay Game of Thrones leaks

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The hack suffered by HBO has been in the headlines for the last couple of weeks, not least because it led to the leak of episodes and scripts. The anonymous hackers were known to have made a ransom demand, but details of how this was handled were not made public. Now a leaked email suggests that HBO offered the perpetrators a sum of $250,000 to delay the leaks. But rather than offering up the sum as a ransom payment, HBO refers to the money as a "bug bounty payment." See also: Hackers leak Game of Thrones S07E05 script summary and… [Continue Reading]

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