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By Damilola Faustino

HBO has offered to pay hackers $250,000 after they threatened to release Game of Thrones scripts and other sensitive data from the network. However, the cyber-thieves leaked details of the offer instead.

According to the report, “HBO offers the money as part of a program in which ‘white-hat professionals’ are rewarded for identifying cyber security flaws.”

The $250K is just a fraction of the six months salary originally demanded by the hackers.

A hacker or group called “Mr Smith” claimed responsibility, who claims to make $12-15 million a year. They said they have around 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO.

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