HBO and ‘Game of Thrones’ are just the latest Hollywood victims of cybercrime – Los Angeles Times


The cyberattack against HBO and its biggest series “Game of Thrones” is the latest reminder that Hollywood remains a vulnerable target for online pillagers.

For cybercriminals seeking attention, there are few greater prizes than the hottest show on television or the biggest movie in theaters.

The hackers who took credit for attacking HBO say they have stolen and leaked a trove of HBO data onto the Web, including a script for an upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones,” as well as video of new episodes of shows such as “Ballers,” “Insecure” and “Room 104.” And, they say, there’s more to come.

HBO confirmed in a statement Monday that it experienced a breach that compromised some of its programming and immediately began to investigate the incident, working with law enforcement and independent cybersecurity experts.