HBO Assesses Fallout of Cyberattack

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The cable network HBO is tallying its losses after a cyberattack.

HBO confirmed the attack Monday, July 31. According to Entertainment Weekly, the anonymous hacker or hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data.

At this point, the damage appears to be mostly limited to a few leaked episodes of “Ballers,” “Insecure” and “Room 104” as well as the script for an unaired episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Thousands of internal documents were also reportedly accessed, including human resources records.

According to Variety, information on how to access online bank accounts and email systems belonging to one senior HBO executive may have also been compromised.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler released a statement to staff Wednesday, saying, “We do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised, but the forensic review is ongoing.”

The company has also issued a take-down notice to Google to remove links to leaked files.