Lessons to learn after hackers hijack HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts


It’s never a dull day if you’re working in HBO’s IT security team. One day you’re dealing with the unauthorised leaking of upcoming episodes of “Game of Thrones”, next you’re facing multi-million dollar extortion demands from hackers who’ve broken into your network and stolen 1.5 terabytes data and the personal contact details of your celebrity cast, then you’re finding that yet more unaired episodes of your hit TV shows have made it out in the wild due to staff error.

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