Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

You might have heard by now that HBO has been hit by a cyberattack. Reports suggest that 1.5TB of data has been stolen from the cable giant’s servers. We’ve already seen leaked scripts of unaired Game of Thrones episodes and it’s said that unaired episodes of some other shows have been leaked as well. According to a new report, HBO offered hackers $250,000 as a “bug bounty payment” to prevent these leaks. The hackers behind it all have leaked a screenshot of an email which shows that a senior HBO vice president offered them $250,000 as a “bug bounty payment.” The email is dated July 27 and was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.The email indicates that a negotiation was going on between the network and the hackers. HBO’s response has been worded carefully so that it doesn’t seem like the cable giant is paying them a ransom, it gives the impression that HBO is offering them a reward for discovering vulnerabilities in its system.“As a show of good fa

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO's servers.

Sat 12 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers, Fri 11 Aug 17 from AP

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers, Fri 11 Aug 17 from AP

HBO Offered Hackers $250,000 To Prevent Leaks

You might have heard by now that HBO has been hit by a cyberattack. Reports suggest that 1.5TB of data has been stolen from the cable giant’s servers. We’ve already seen leaked ...

Sun 13 Aug 17 from Ubergizmo

HBO exec reportedly offered $250K reward to hackers - CNET

Screenshot of exec email shows offer to pay "bug bounty" rather than a demanded ransom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

HBO reportedly offered hackers a $250,000 ‘bug bounty payment’

HBO appears to have tried to pay off the hackers who stole scripts, shows, and employee information sometime last month. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter report receiving an ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from The Verge

HBO hackers say the network offered them $250,000 “bug bounty”

The hackers who say they have 1.5 terabytes of HBO data, including unaired shows, have posted a screenshot of an email then allege is from an HBO executive offering a lowball offer to pay them ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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