We all are aware about the leaks of Game of Thrones episodes early in this year. The hacker attacked the internal servers of HBO and stole 1.5 TB of data. This data includes the scripts & unreleased scripts of many seasons like Game of Thrones , Ballers, Room 104 , Curb your Enthusiasm & The Deuce. These leaks were done for the demand of ransomware & also told to leak an episodes of these serials per week.
But after all the mess, The Game of Thrones become very popular & break all the records.
Who is the Hacker Behind GOT Episodes Leak ?
The hacker is now exposed by the US Police Department. They have found Behzad Mesri also known as Skote Vahshat who is a 29 years old guy is the accused for Hacking HBO servers & stealing data. He also demanded $6 million for not releasing those episodes in the form of bitcoin.
The Hacker is an Iranian Army Employee Who asked for Ransom
Mesri was a hacker working with Iran Army. The American Prosecutors have charged Mesri with multiple charges like wire fraud , aggravated identity theft, and computer hacking.
He also created a Twitter account to announce all the episode leaks with hich he message the Media people to promote all his activities related to the leaks.
The acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon told the media “American ingenuity and creativity is to be cultivated and celebrated — not hacked, stolen, and held for ransom. For hackers who test our resolve in protecting our intellectual property — even those hiding behind keyboards in countries far away — eventually, winter will come.
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Currently , Mesri is out of custody. He is declared as Wanted in Federal Bureau of Investigation. But as we have already told that he works with Iranian Army, they won’t let the Mesri to come under custody of U.S government.