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Game of Thrones script leaked as HBO suffers data breach

Author: Sam Clark / Source: The Stack

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A hacking group has claimed responsibility for the breach of data at entertainment giant HBO, including the script for a Game of Thrones episode.

The group sent out an email to a number of journalists, reportedly saying ‘HBO is falling’ and claiming to have gained access to 1.5 terabytes of data.

HBO confirmed that there had been a ‘cyber incident’ in an email from chairman Richard Plepler, which was then also released to reporters. Plepler stated that the incident ‘resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.’

In response to this, the company stated that it is carrying out an investigation in conjunction with law enforcement. It added that data protection is a ‘top priority’ of the organisation.

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