Hollywood has suffered another hack — and this one may have targeted “Game of Thrones” and other HBO shows.
Richard Plepler, HBO’s chairman and CEO, notified employees of the breach in a Monday morning email.
“As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming,” he wrote. “Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us. I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests.”
The network isn’t commenting on the specifics of what was stolen.
“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold,” HBO said in a statement.
Material that has yet to air from “Ballers” and “Room 104” has apparently been leaked online, according to reports. In addition, hackers may have taken written material allegedly from an upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Plepler also said in his email that the “problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”