HBO hacked, unreleased episodes of hit shows possibly leaked

Unidentified criminals have managed to penetrate the network of the HBO and steal 1.5 terabyte of data, The Guardian reports, also conveying an HBO statement with confirms the incident though without additional information. The data includes the unreleased episodes and scripts of top shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’. The criminals have sent the ransom message to the HBO CEO, requesting 6.5 million dollar ransom in Bitcoins, warning that otherwise the emails, financial reports and unreleased episodes of hit shows will be published, Mirror reports. HBO has provided updates through Mashable that their investigations are ongoing, but there are no signs that sensitive data such as emails and reports have really been stolen, and it has not paid the ransom.