After initial hack and ransom request, TV network suffers separate breach of social media accounts amid embarrassing leaks of unaired shows. Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security. OurMine took control of the main HBO Twitter account, as well as those for TV shows including Game of Thrones and Girls, posting its usual statement:
The hackers holding HBO to ransom after the July attack leaked further sensitive information, including files from the second season of the hit show Westworld and the seventh season Game of Thrones, revealing shooting diaries, schedules and potential spoilers. They also leaked unaired episodes of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Ballers, Barry and The Deuce, leading to HBO stating it would not participate further with the hackers after first offering a $250,000 bug bounty, potentially as a stalling tactic.