San Francisco: In a bid to contain further leaks from a group of hackers, HBO reportedly offered to pay $250,000 to those who stole nearly 1.5TB data, including scripts of ‘Game of Thrones’ (GoT) and other employee information, from the TV network.
A purported leaked email, sent to various media publications by the hackers, appeared to come from an HBO executive, offering the ‘bug bounty’ of $250,000 for showing up weaknesses in the firm’s system, Forbes reported late on Friday.
“You have the advantage of having surprised us. In the spirit of professional cooperation, we are asking you to extend your deadline for one week. As a show of good faith on our side, we are willing to commit to making a bug bounty payment of $250,000 to you as soon as we can establish the necessary account and acquire Bitcoin, or we can wire the funds as soon as you give us the account information,” the email read.