HBO Endures Yet Another Hack, but Refuses to Bend the Knee


HBO really, really can’t catch a break. After enduring a massive hack that unleashed Game of Thrones scripts and early episodes of series including Curb Your Enthusiasm—and a mistake by European HBO platforms that gave fans an early glimpse of this Sunday’s Thrones—the network has endured yet another hack, this time of its Twitter and Facebook pages. Variety reports that hackers took over the accounts on Wednesday night, sending out a message just to show they had managed to get in. These hackers are a different group than the original crew that first attacked and is still trying to devastate HBO.

The social media hackers are part of a group called OurMine. They’re a collective known for general peacocking, and their previous work puts HBO in good company: the group has already wormed its way into the Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel, and Google. OurMine don’t appear to have leaked any HBO information, instead preferring to tweet this message: “Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security ,HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine .org -> Contact.”

“The infringement on our social media accounts was recognized and rectified quickly,” HBO said in a statement to Vanity Fair.

Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein was able to grab…

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