Behzad Mesri, the Iranian national the US has accused of hacking HBO this year, is part of an elite Iranian cyber-espionage unit known in infosec circles as Charming Kitten, according to a report released yesterday by Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity.
The FBI and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will announce official charges later today against Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, for allegedly hacking HBO, attempting to extort the company into paying a ransom, and leaking then-unreleased episodes and scripts for HBO TV series, including Game of Thrones.
Here's one group of fans George R. R. Martin may not want on the Game of Thrones bandwagon — the authors of the Locky ransomware.
A cyber-espionage unit is using the recent Game of Thrones episode leaks to lure targets into opening malicious documents sent via email.
Episode 6 of Game of Thrones season 7 has leaked online on streaming, torrent, and file-sharing portals after HBO accidentally broadcast the episode via its on-demand streaming platform.
Indian authorities have announced they arrested four suspects on suspicion of leaking episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 7, titled "Spoils of War."
Earlier today, the hacker group that goes by the pseudonym of Mr. Smith has leaked more data from HBO servers. This time around the hackers leaked a plethora of unaired episodes from ten different HBO shows.
The hackers who breached HBO's servers have declined a ransom payment of $250,000 from a top HBO exec, according to an email leaked by hackers to the press.
The group who announced they hacked HBO last week have leaked new files from the company's servers, via private emails to the press and a website for everyone else.
Earlier today, the hackers leaked the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season 7 on Vidme and Google Drive. HBO intervened and took down the Google Drive links, but the Vidme page is still up and streaming the leaked episode at the time of writing.
A hacker or group of hackers has breached the servers of HBO and have stolen over 1.5TB of information, some of which they leaked online over the weekend.