- The hackers have data on many other shows other than Game Of Thrones
- The hackers signed off the alleged ransom note with Night King's pic
- A fresh episode of Game Of Thrones airs on Sunday night in USA
"Our demand is clear and non-negotiable. We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your data," read the said letter, which was signed off with the picture of the Night King (Game Of Thrones' supreme villain). The hackers reportedly have documents such as financial balance sheets, employment agreements and marketing-strategy PDFs with "HBO is Falling" embossed on it, reports WIRED. They've shared a sample of the stolen data with HBO chief Richard Plepler. "Leakage will be your worst nightmare. So make a wise decision," the alleged note read, reports WIRED.
Of the latest leak, HBO spokesperson Jeff Cusson told WIRED that they were expecting more data to be leaked and added that a "forensic review is ongoing." He said: "The review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised. We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident."
"It's a game for us. Money isn't our main purpose. We don't want to endanger HBO's situation nor cause it to lose its reputation. We want to be your partner in a tiny part of HBO's huge income," the hackers added in the alleged ransom note, reports WIRED.
A new episode Game Of Thrones 7 airs every Sunday evening in USA and on Tuesday evening in India. The show's latest episodes are available on Hotstar India (to premium customers) on Monday morning at 7.30 am.