The data taken on July 31 from HBO is more than just a couple show episodes and Game of Thrones spoilers. The company paid security contractors to sniff out exactly what leaked online, and they've revealed that the hackers stole thousands of internal company documents.
The hackers had originally contacted media revealing their exploits and linking to what they stole. The first info dump includes personal information from a senior HBO executive, including access credentials for online services. The hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the company, which they plan to keep releasing in future batches.
References: DMCA Filing says Hackers Stole ‘Thousands’ of Internal HBO Docs | HBO Security Contractor: Hackers Stole ‘Thousands of Internal Documents’ | The HBO Hackers Stole 'Thousands' of Internal Company Documents
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