HBO Hackers Obtained Executive Emails, Additional Documents

HBO Hack: Game of Thrones Docs,

The hackers who made headlines with the leak of unreleased HBO shows last week apparently also got their hands on some internal emails, as well as marketing materials and other documents related to “Game of Thrones.”

On Monday, the group leaked emails from a senior executive, which were all written or received between mid-April and mid-May. The group also leaked multiple internal documents related to “Game of Thrones,” including internal marketing material.

A spokesperson nonetheless repeated the network’s claim that hackers didn’t have access to HBO’s entire email system, sending Variety the following statement:

“HBO believed that further leaks might emerge from this cyber incident when we confirmed it last week. As we said, the forensic review is ongoing. While it has been reported that a number of emails have been made public, the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised.”

Last week, HBO president and CEO Richard Plepler had assured employees that their email was most likely not in the hands of the hackers. However, a security contractor had disclosed that the hackers got their hands on “thousands of internal documents.”

HBO is working with both law enforcement and private security companies in the wake of the hack, the network’s spokesperson said.

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  1. justin says:

    Well, in keeping with the spirit of “doing your job” as reporters, why don’t you publish this leaked data the way you would if it was about Trump?

  2. Founder says:

    Jim Monks doesn’t love his son.

  3. Jim Monks says:

    Wait just a tick… I thought lefties LIKED leaks. Hm. I guess thats only when its other people….

    • Scott J says:

      Because stealing a private company’s intellectual property that was simply designed to entertain in a specific timely manner and disclosing potentially damaging information that was intentionally hidden by the public for shady reasons by an institution that is supposed to serve and protect the interests of all American people are the same thing. Grow up, Jim.

      • pageoturner says:

        So far, Scott, the only “potentially damaging information that was intentionally hidden by the public for shady reasons by an institution that is supposed to serve and protect the interests of all American people” is still being hidden by the left to protect the criminals while distracting Americans with nothingburgers and witch hunts. Grow up, Scott.

      • Enrique says:

        Classified government documents are more important than TV scripts.

  4. jack says:

    HBO, don’t pay. Hollywood Trades, don’t publish. Let these hackers fizzle out.

  5. Noah says:

    “Glad someone else has troubles with leakers.” Donald J Trump

  6. Wayne Newton says:

    It’s probably one of their competitors.

  7. Mad Mark says:

    Who cares? Must be amatuer hackers to go after a target so meaningless. They probably could’ve hacked more interesting info from underneath a snakes belly.

  8. Cable critic says:

    I don’t care since I don’t watch either show. And I don’t think the diehard fans wouldn’t quit watching if they knew what was coming up on an episode. Now if we were talking about General Hospital I would have an issue ha ha.

  9. When Wells Fargo by stagecoach deliver payroll they got robbed. Security measures were taken to stop the robberies. It is HBO’s own fault to be communicating electronically, as these thieves are the only ones to go public. It is indeed a brave new world, with all of the big players in the server business and the ones that own the transmission lines, along with the NSA know exactly what anyone is communicating to anyone else, so in essence sucking up information like “The Borg”. Facebook, Twitts, Amazon, etc. they are running all communications through their filters spying on everyone, much like Mad Magazine “Spy vs. Spy”.

  10. Outfront says:

    HBO is rubbish.

  11. If you ware watching GoT , then you are a mindless idiot anyway.

  12. jack s says:

    GOT scripts were known in October and they have been proved right with set photos and then confirmed with the episodes that have already aired. So check out youtube for the spoiler of the next three eps.

  13. Mike Daruki says:

    Plepler………..That was the name of Tony Soprano’s chief surgeon ,who was doing the supposed cutting edge wound care work in season 6 ,when Tony got shot by Uncle Junior ! Plepler.

  14. bob says:

    Bottom line is these CRIMES should be prosecuted with truly draconian measures (such as swift capital punishment) no matter who or what the victims are.

  15. Sal C says:

    does this mean some folks wont have to shell out for hbo now?

  16. Ellie says:

    Executive emails! This s/b fun.

  17. Matt says:

    Episode 5 please, hackers

  18. Jovet says:

    I completely agree, Choober. I do not think much of HBO as a company. I think most of the programming stinks—too left-wing preachy for my taste.

    But they’ve got a great business model. It was what cable was originally. And they do deliver what you pay for, which hardly anyone else is doing. I think these hacks and leaks are horrible and I hope they find and prosecute who is doing it. I also hope they get their act together and keep this from happening over and over.

    (I also think Game of Thrones is great enough alone to make up for all the other filth on the network. I also really like Silicon Valley. Getting On was a great but short-lived show.)

  19. AwanBrotherTre says:

    Yup. Seth Rich, that is. “The Russians” as John Podesta would say. I wonder if they Podfather watches GOT!

  20. Choober says:

    What has HBO done to you? They have one of the nicest models of TV production. No ads, you literally pay them to create decent content and they have plenty of it. I have a much bigger problem with Viacom and other traditional cable networks – I pay for them then they still serve me ads and hate allowing me to watch on demand through Hulu et cetera? yeah. no thanks.

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