Hackers demand Bitcoins for Game of Thrones episodes

HBO hackers demand millions Bitcoins for stolen Game of Thrones episodes
09 August 2017   889

HBO, an American premium cable and satellite television network, was hacked last week.

The hackers claim to have 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, including scripts, unaired episodes of Game of Thrones, one of the most popular fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and confidential company documents.

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At first, the unknown hacker group posted around half a gigabyte of unreleased HBO shows and scripts online.

Now only does the latest leak include scripts for the first five episodes of the current series of Game of Thrones (the fifth of which isn’t aired until August 13). On top of that, here are thousands of emails, financial documents and strategy guidelines. One folder appears to contain legal documents, budgets and phone numbers and email addresses of top HBO executives and actors (including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke).

In a complicate operation, we successfully penetrated into the HBO.

The hackers' team

The hackers also encourage people to “Download the leak. Enjoy & spread it” and conclude with an ominous “To be continued...” warning. unfortunately for the company, most of the users did not miss such an opportunity:

To stop the leaks, the hackers demand their "6 month salary in Bitcoin”, which they implied is at least $6 million.

Karpeles to Face Another 10 Years in Jail

Japanese enforcements agencies blamed Mt. Gox CEO in stilling $3M
12 December 2018   44

Japanese prosecutors blamed the head of the already inactive exchange Mt. Gox Mark Carpeles in embezzling 341 million yen ($ 3 million) from a bank account trading platform. The prosecutors made the corresponding statement in the Tokyo District Court, demanding 10 years of imprisonment for Karpeles, reports The Mainichi.

[Mark Karpeles] diverted company funds to such uses as investing in a software development business for personal interest" and "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of bitcoin users.

Japanese prosecutors

It is noted that in September-December 2013, the head of MtGox allegedly transferred funds to personal bank accounts, and then invested in the software development business.

Carpeles is also accused of faking the data of the trading system of the exchange for the fabrication of balance sheets.

The deadline for accepting applications from affected investors as part of the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox has been extended until the end of December.