“HBO is Falling” leak site disappears?
So after grabbing headlines with their announcement that they had hacked HBO, “Mr. Smith” and those behind the attack haven’t responded to follow-up inquiries from this site and the leak site they had created appears to be down.
Claiming to have acquired 1.5 T of HBO data and property, the hackers claimed to have acquired “confidential stuff that blaze your eyes:”
A later version of the leak site linked to scripts and downloadable episodes of HBO series such as Game of Thrones (S7 E3-4, Script & Film), Ballers (S3 E1-2-3), Barry 101 (E1-2), Room 104 (E2-3), and Insecure (S2 E2). The Viviane Passwords archive appears to contain login credentials used by Viviane Eisenberg, HBO’s SVP and legal counsel, for various accounts. DataBreaches.net did not attempt to test the login credentials, but note that they were all in clear text, and the employee appeared to have a preferred password that was reused across accounts.
So who are these hackers and why are they doing this to HBO? We don’t know, and so far, DataBreaches.net has been unable to get an answer to that question. This post will be updated if more information becomes available.
Update: So a friend informs me that the downloads are still available if you know how/where to access them, even though the leak site is not responding.