By Damilola Faustino
HBO has offered to pay hackers $250,000 after they threatened to release Game of Thrones scripts and other sensitive data from the network. However, the cyber-thieves leaked details of the offer instead.
According to the report, “HBO offers the money as part of a program in which ‘white-hat professionals’ are rewarded for identifying cyber security flaws.”
The $250K is just a fraction of the six months salary originally demanded by the hackers.
A hacker or group called “Mr Smith” claimed responsibility, who claims to make $12-15 million a year. They said they have around 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO.