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3Novices:Email leak reveals HBO negotiated with hackers after data theft and US$250,000 ransom demand

Hackers this week released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them US$250,000 as part of a negotiation over data swiped from HBO’s servers.
The July 27 email was sent by John Beyler, an executive with the firm who thanked the hackers for “making us aware” of previously unknown security vulnerabilities. The executive asked for a one-week delay and said HBO was willing to make a “good faith” payment of US$250,000, calling it a “…
August 12, 2017 at 07:16PM http://ift.tt/2wDTa99
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