HBO hackers leak Game of Thrones star phone numbers and addresses.
Following a recent security breach at HBO, hackers have released the personal phone numbers and email addresses of some Game of Thrones actors. Hackers broke into HBO’s systems and reportedly stole 1.5 terabytes of data, including scripts for upcoming Game of Thrones episodes and two unreleased episodes of Ballers and Room 104. The Guardian reports the hackers have released 3.4GB of data and that they are demanding that HBO pay an undisclosed ransom to prevent further leaks.
Within the leaked data are draft scripts from five Game of Thrones episodes, and technical documents detailing HBO’s internal network and admin passwords. The Verge explains that one document includes a list of personal phone numbers, home addresses and email addresses for all of the season 7 Game of Thrones actors including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke. A month’s worth of emails from HBO’s VP for film programming, Leslie Cohen, is also part of the HBO leak alongside confidential documents.
HBO says the company is reviewing the data that has been leaked. In a statement to Wired, HBO spokesperson Jeff Cusson says “the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised.”