The report by Variety on Thursday saidHBO offered the payment as a "bug bounty", which is offered by companies to discover vulnerabilities in their computer networks.
The latest cache of compromised documents includes a Game Of Thrones script from an upcoming episode, a month's worth of emails from an HBO executive, and even the cast's emails and phone numbers! Now, hackers who claim to have a trove of stolen information from the company are threatening to release more content from their shows unless they are paid a hefty ransom.
This is already the second data dump that came from the supposed group of hackers.
A ransom note that was apparently sent to HBO from a hacker calling himself Mr. Smith was leaked on Monday.
The hackersreportedly said that they have sent an ultimatum to HBO President and CEO Richard Plepler and demanded "six month salary in bitcoin" - which is almost $6 million - as ransom for the stolen data. The hackers claim they have lots more, like information that could damage HBO and episodes of shows and movies that haven't been released yet.
HBO bosses have called in the FBI to investigate the security breach, while also working with police and cybersecurity experts in an attempt to prevent the release of any more information or unaired episodes. So far the HBO leaks have been limited, falling well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014, when hackers unearthed reams of embarrassing emails.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
However, Variety spoke to a source close to the investigation who suggested this could have been a way of stalling the hacker while HBO assessed the severity of the situation.
Matthews is also heading into the final year of his rookie contract and is a little more expensive, with a salary of $1.1 million. As a rookie, Darby's PFF grade of 86.3 was the fifth-best the site had given to a rookie corner since 2006.
Simon Grayson was content with the second round Carabao Cup draw with Sunderland set to face Carlisle United at Brunton Park. Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham join in the third round.
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged Democrats to "park their hatred of Donald Trump " while the threats by North Korea loom. The lawmakers noted that they wrote to Trump in late May raising similar concerns but had not received a response.
Away, meanwhile, their record of nine wins, six draws and four defeats ranked fifth. "I think he's got all the tools to do that". It feels like only yesterday that the football season came to an end and Chelsea lifted the trophy as Premier League champions.
The newspaper reports Manigault was added as a panelist, and Hannah-Jones and Cobb chose to drop out of the event. Manigault-Newman protested, suggesting later that Gordon was attempting to "walk all over" her "aggressively".
Freeman rolled up 3,175 yards from scrimmage over the past two seasons, second in the league to teammate Julio Jones . He's also proven to be a receiving threat coming out of the backfield, catching 157 passes for 1,265 and six scores.
He went 9-of-18 for 58 yards in the first half against the Washington Redskins Thursday night and finished with a 13-0 lead. Flacco was re-examined and his progress from a back issue "is good", according to a statement from the team.
A number of other athletes staying at the same hotel also have gastroenteritis, including the Ireland 400m hurdler Thomas Barr. A spokesperson for the Tower Hotel on Tuesday insisted it was "not the source of the illness".
The world's oldest man, pictured here in a video taken in 2016, has died in Israel. "I don't know the secret for long life". He received media attention from around the world when he made a decision to celebrate it past year when he turned 113.
A judge must ultimately decide whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial against some or all of the fraternity members. The detective said he believed he knew which fraternity brother deleted the footage but did not name the person.
ACA premiums expected to rise due to market uncertainty
Trump has suggested steps like halting subsidies to insurers who reduce out-of-pockets health costs for millions of consumers. It's this group that will bear the brunt of these proposed premium increases, should they go into effect.
Sen. Luther Strange touts Trump endorsement in new ads
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Game Over at Emirates! Arsenal 4-3 Leicester
Arsenal have been relatively quiet on the transfer front this summer, although the business they have done looks shrewd enough. The second half started slowly until Vardy sent another shock through the Emirates with his second goal in the 56th minute.
Are Fidget Spinners Dangerous? Consumer Group Issues a Warning
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Library to distribute eclipse glasses August 13
If you look at the sun without protective eyewear the solar radiation and thermal energy from the sun can burn the retinal tissue. Then, on the 21st, there will be a viewing party on the front ramp of the downtown library on Washington Street from 1 to 3 p.m.
Remembering Glen Campbell, Our Guest On HPR's ATC
That memory association is a little more painful than the one for " Wichita Lineman ", but I can't blame Campbell for that. The 2014 documentary "I'll Be Me" documented Glen's farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer's diagnosis.