HBO had nightmarish last week with the new leakage of new season episodes of its popular international series Game of Thrones. The hackers were threatening that even more content will be leaked in the coming days.
However, According to media reports, in an email purported from the hackers behind the breach, said that the promised leaks would be delayed ‘because of some new buyers.’ The email continued, “Some of HBO’s top competitors are negotiating with us for buying the dump. The deals are near to close. Poor HBO never rise again.”
It is still not clear if the author of the email is involved in the hack, but it originated from the same account that has been sending the emails in the past including the one which said there will be leaks on Sunday.
The network has been scrambling overtime to contain the fallout after discovering last month that it was victim to a sizeable data breach.
The hackers claimed to have 1.5 terabytes in their possession. HBO first acknowledged that its systems had been compromised in a 29th July email to its 2,500-plus employees, followed by a second email the next day that warned staff to avoid risky email behaviors.
It is still unclear if the hackers’ claim of having 1.5 terabytes of data is true. But, HBO is in tenterhooks with no knowledge of whether the future episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7 will be leaked ahead of the scheduled like the way the hackers did it for the fourth episode last week.