On the 31st of July, HBO was a victim of a cyberattack. Cybersecurity expert Robert Jorgensen from UVU joined Good Morning Utah to talk about the attack. He says the attacker claims to have stolen about 1.5 terabytes of data, ranging from emails to scripts and episodes of popular shows, such as Game of Thrones. A lot of things have happened in the past two weeks, including some pretty interesting developments over the weekend.
The attacker involved in this has stepped up the threats about releasing the information. It has been reported that this “Mr. Smith” has requested a $6,000,00 ransom for the data. HBO has countered by offering a $250,000 “bug bounty” to get a week extension on the demands.