HBO is still facing hacker troubles. The company, which is facing threat by a hacker or group of hackers who have threatened to release sensitive information on the company (including episodes from Game of Thrones) for a ransom of reportedly millions.
Today found that the hacker had pulled the switch and released episodes from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s long-awaited ninth season. The hackers also released episodes and material from Ballers, The Deuce, and Barry (not scheduled until 2018), but did not release further material from Game of Thrones.
In a statement, HBO said, “We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released.
It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in.”
The statement may be a reference into a Washington Post editorial, published last week, that attacked media outlets which went through leaked files for juicy details.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, created by and starring Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, has been off the air for five years. Its ninth season is set to air in October.