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HBO offered its hackers $250,000 after attack, leaked email claims

HBO offered its hackers $250,000 after attack, leaked email claims

The fallout from the HBO hack, which has already seen episodes of “Games of Thrones” scripts and episodes leaked online, the distribution of stars’ email addresses and personal phone numbers, and million-dollar demands for an alleged haul of 1.5 terabytes of TV shows and corporate information, continues to get worse.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Smashing Security #037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches PODCAST

Smashing Security #037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches

Hackers are holding HBO to ransom after a massive data breach, and have leaked the phone numbers and email addresses of "Game of Thrones" cast members. Has security firm Carbon Black been leaking customers's sensitive files while trying to scan them? And Disney's mobile apps are accused of spying on kids...

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes.

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