US entertainment shows leaked in a "disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing" attack

Synopsis

Described at the time when the news initially broke as seven times worse than the Sony hack.

In July 2017, hackers broke into the company's servers and stole 1.5 terabytes of data.

While many people feared that the hackers might spoil Game of Thrones, it turned out the hack went much further than leaked episodes, more importantly they got a hold of employee data and stole “thousands of internal documents”. The hackers allegedly leaked a senior executive's personal information, including newspaper subscriptions, online banking and personal health services.

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Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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  • HBO
  • Home Box Office

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