It was the hack heard throughout Westeros. Following a cyber attack in July, HBO got hacked again by a group called OurMine. This time, hackers accessed the company's Twitter and Facebook handles and released spoilers. The earlier breach compromised employee information, and resulted in leaked episodes and scripts.
Hollywood makes a juicy target for cyberattacks because they underinvest in network security. The payouts are relatively massive, and hackers love attention. What better way to amass it quickly than to release media content of one of the world's most popular shows for free?
We've compiled the best reactions to the hacks, as well as the best articles discussing what this means for the future of cybersecurity in Hollywood.
As one GOT fan clearly showed on Twitter, it's a little difficult to rally the troops' excitement when they've already seen what you're offering.
While most fans were discouraged by the leak, others seemed okay with the early release. Which side are people on here, exactly?
Slow down, GoT fan. When it comes to hacking HBO, È più difficile di quanto pensi (It's harder than you think).
Aside from the content that was released, the actual hack goes deeper. HBO's employee data and financial information could be at risk. Sony went through a similar ordeal back in 2014, and saw the consequences of neglecting their cyber security.
The full extent of the damage from this incident can't be known for now, but there is one solid conclusion to be drawn––there's still a lot of companies that need to get serious with their cybersecurity. Having an inept system in place for dealing with threats is little more than playing a game of chance with your security.
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