Hackers demand Bitcoins for Game of Thrones episodes

HBO hackers demand millions Bitcoins for stolen Game of Thrones episodes
09 August 2017   471

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.

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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.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   179

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

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Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.