The hackers reportedly said that they have sent an ultimatum to HBO President and CEO Richard Plepler and demanded "six month salary in bitcoin" - which is almost $6 million - as ransom for the stolen data, which they will otherwise continue to leak.
Thankfully, the HBO hack did not compromise quite as much information as the infamous Sony hack from 2014, as network spokesperson Jeff Cusson assured all interested parties, "We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident".
Hackers allegedly stole 1.5 terabytes of data and leaked a script online for an upcoming episode of the popular television series Game of Thrones.
Those behind the HBO hack claim to have more data, including scripts, upcoming episodes of HBO shows and movies, and information damaging to HBO. "In the video, they demanded his six-month salary in Bitcoin" - which is nearly $6 Million".
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They also delivered a video letter to HBO CEO Richard Plepler that says, "We successfully breached into your huge network".
HBO has provided few details about the hack.
According to the AP, the video text was in English "peppered with misspellings and pop-culture references".
The hackers claim it took six months to break into HBO's network, and that they spend $500,000 a year purchasing so called zero-day exploits that let them break into networks through holes not yet known to Microsoft and other software companies. It claims HBO is the hackers' 17th target and that only three of their past targets refused to pay.
HBO said its forensic review of the incident is ongoing and noted that it believed further leaks were forthcoming.