Shades of Sony: Scope of HBO Hack Widens

Tara Seals

The hackers that broke into HBO’s systems have apparently gained access to much more than a few pieces of content, according to reports.

A security contractor from IP Echelon hired by HBO to remove leaked material from online sources found that the hackers stole “thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents”, including employee data and possibly internal corporate email, in a situation that’s reminiscent of the massive 2014 attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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