HBO hacker offered $250,000 for ‘cooperation’


The HBO hacker is at it again. Just over a week ago, a hacker (or hackers) leaked the script for episode four of the latest seasons of Game of Thrones — and the cast’s personal phone numbers in the process. Today, he was at it again, leaking an email from HBO executives offering $ 250,000 as part of its bug bounty program. Bug bounty programs are typically cash rewards offered to ethical hackers who point out security flaws in corporate systems. This hacker, however, exploited the flaw in an attempt to inflict damage to HBO. It’s curious the network would offer…

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