Hackers Claim To Have Stolen 1.5 Terabytes From HBO

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by rgMekanic, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,945
    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    On July 31st it was reported that HBO had "recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information." Now the hackers have launched their website called WinterLeak, where they claim to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data, and have uploaded it for anyone to download. In an email to Mashable, someone claiming to be the attacker stated "[We] have access to their Internal Network, Emails, technical platforms, and database and got precious stuff that blaze your eyes."

    While having GoT hacked and released early is newsworthy, I honestly do not think that it matters nearly as much as the claimed accounts and databases that have possibly been compromised, or the claim that the hackers continue to have access. While HBO is downplaying the event, it will be interesting to see what happens from here.

    The uploaded data what hackers claim includes unreleased episode 3 and 4 of popular TV series Games of Thrones Season 7 and its script, episode 1, 2 and 3 of Ballers’s season 3, Episode 1 and 2 of upcoming comedy series Barry, unreleased Episode 2 and 3 of Room 104 TV series, episode 2 of Season 2 of TV series Insecure.
     
  2. dgingeri

    dgingeri 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,689
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    This reminds me of the beginning of Star Trek VI: "An incident?!"
     
  3. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

    Messages:
    6,256
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    so.... release all of game of thrones.

    IF YOU DARE!

    or stop bullshitting.
     
  4. admiralperpetual

    admiralperpetual Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    306
    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    apparently they've released one un-aired episode but that's about it
     
  5. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,496
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Yeah I keep seeing this pop up at all the news content meta scrapers like hardocp the last few days but it's pretty clear that there were no actual episode leaks for GOT. I honestly don't give a shit about any of the rest of the leaks as I have HBO and enjoying watching their content as it's broadcast.
     
    haste. likes this.
  6. Azphira

    Azphira [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,591
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2003
    I'm still waiting for the one where they attack the wrong thing and end up mysteriously dead at 3 am.
     
  7. Living Weapon

    Living Weapon Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    456
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    "for each episode you leak, I kill another Stark" -- George RR Martin
     
    Flexion likes this.
  8. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,227
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    If only it were still online somewhere! I cant wait for episode 4!
    Actually looks like I can and will have to.
     
  9. geekebox

    geekebox [H]Lite

    Messages:
    120
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    In a year or less....this wont even matter.
     
  10. bizzmeister

    bizzmeister [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,251
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    so uh...... anyone wanna send links to episode 3 and 4...?
     
  11. Nytegard

    Nytegard 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,026
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Wait a second, what episode are we currently on in GoT? So much has been happening this season, each episode is like their own book.
     
    haste. likes this.
  12. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

    Messages:
    2,425
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Is this #fakenews or is the episode leaked.
     
  13. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,300
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Cmon don't use hashtags, at least here. It's only cool on the news sites.

    Sounds like they "haven't released it". Pay 11.99 for 2.5 months and you get HBO to watch live or when you want on demand!
     
  14. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

    Messages:
    2,425
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    I already pay. But i would take the episode early. Can I pay HBO more to have it now?

    So it's fake news. I guess I can wait like 72 hours if I have to.
     
  15. Flexion

    Flexion [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,425
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    It's been leaked for sure. Probably the most popular topic on Reddit this morning. =/
     
  16. Gigus Fire

    Gigus Fire 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    I'm surprised there was 1.5tb of data worth stealing from HBO.
     
  17. Jaybone909

    Jaybone909 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    176
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2016
    I made the mistake of binge watching the 5th season when it leaked. It was awesome at first but then having to wait 2 months to finish it up really sucked. I think I'll just wait it out. I mean, it's just 1 episode and it's airing in 2 days.
     
    dvsman likes this.
  18. Uvaman2

    Uvaman2 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,124
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Why?
    Are non-government hackers hacking government secrets, and misdeeds?
    Oh yeah, that gets you killed /faster/ I guess. hehe.
     
  19. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,096
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    im sure they are still editing the rest of the episodes, so they are not ready to be leaked

    LOL
     
  20. ChadD

    ChadD I Love TEXAS

    Messages:
    2,709
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Lesson for all media companies I think is... if you make billions on a property don't be yelling quite so publicly and demonizing your fans as "pirates". HBO has annoyed plenty of folks that would now love nothing more then to crack their security and give them something to really cry about. lol

    I would expect before the end of this GOT season to see a few more hacking reports... and likely more then a few DOS attacks on HBO services. Companies like HBO should have learned by now if you want to fight piracy do it on the quite like, arrest some website owners, sue some more... but don't go on public tirades unless you want every script kiddy in the world targeting your severs.
     
  21. NoOther

    NoOther [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,984
    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    I disagree. HBO has also been providing folks with more ways to connect to their content and not have to pay a fortune to do so. One of the reasons I keep my HBO subscription is because they have produced quality content and they have at least been more willing to offer solutions to customers.
     
  22. ChadD

    ChadD I Love TEXAS

    Messages:
    2,709
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    For their US customers anyway. In Canada the only legal way to watch GOT when its new is to pay over $100 for all the cable packages you need in order to earn the right to pay HBO a sub fee. If HBO now was an option here I would pay them no issue, I would likely even keep it year round and not just during the GOT runs. However its not an option for me... and neither is paying for shit like CNN and A&E so I can unlock the premium package options that include HBO.

    I have spent close to 400 bucks buying the previous GOT seasons on blu... for HBO to call me a pirate for not wanting to pay $150+ a month to bell for a bunch of crap that has nothing to do with HBO. Or skip the internet for 6 months while I patiently wait for their blu release. Pisses me off frankly. I can fully understand why plenty of "hacker" types would target them. They have tried to have the best of both worlds in most markets... signing BS local exclusives with companies like Bell in Canada who can extort customers and use GOT to drive their own cable sales. Yet claiming its "easier then ever" to get our stuff legal like you nasty pirates. Screw them. Honestly I doubt I buy the last 2 season on Blu, until HBO offers their streaming service in Canada without the bell tax... I honestly feel dirty having the previous seasons on my shelf. lol ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  23. RayderR6

    RayderR6 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    297
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Fuck these hackers, I'll watch these shows when HBO is ready to release them. It's a freaking show people, it's not like we're going to learn of some government hidden alien conspiracy.
     
  24. GDI Lord

    GDI Lord Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    157
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    *X-Files music starts playing*
    You just made me chuckle. :)
     
  25. NickJames

    NickJames Viagra Required

    Messages:
    6,314
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    So it's been nearly a month and no "leaks" from the supposed hack. They're either too scared to release anything or full of shit. GOT season ends next week guys, you better do something before you lose all your bargaining power.