The hackers behind the recent HBO breach earlier this week, who claim to have leaked unaired episodes of the network’s shows, including the highly popular fantasy drama Game Of Thrones, have now threatened to release additional content from the hack on the coming Sunday.
In an automated email reply sent to varied sites, the hackers wrote that they will “release the leak gradually every week,” adding that the next release may come on “Sunday”. The group also repeated its claim that it had obtained a total of 1.5 terabytes of data when it broke into HBO’s computer networks.
The news first broke out on Tuesday when the hackers released a handful of unaired episodes of HBO shows, as well as other internal data, online. The network has acknowledged the hack but has not given out any details about the types of files hackers were able to obtain.
On Tuesday, a company called IP-Echelon filed a report with Google on behalf of HBO, noting that the named website “shares thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents.” IP-Echelon. Regularly files such copyright-infringement notices on behalf of large media entertainment companies, including HBO.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series. It soon after its premiere season garnered a positive response from the critics as well as audiences and now is known as one of the most popular series of all time with huge fan base around the globe.
The show is currently in its seventh season and if unreleased episodes are leaked online, it might adversely affect the ratings and business of the show as well as the channel.