US prosecutors say ‘Game of Thrones’ hacker who breached HBO was an Iranian national with ties to the military
|11/21/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- US prosecutors have charged an Iran-based hacker with stealing content from HBO, including unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” according to an indictment obtained by Reuters.
- Bezhad Mesri, the hacker known as “Skote Vahshat,” has been charged with hacking into and stealing episodes, scripts, and plot summaries from HBO, between May and August of this year.
- The indictment describes Mesri as having previously worked on behalf of the Iranian military.
US prosecutors have charged an Iran-based hacker with penetrating the network of cable TV provider HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including “Game of Thrones,” and read more >>>