On 31st July, it was reported that HBO (Home Box Office) suffered a massive data breach in which hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network’s servers.
Now, the same hackers have launched their website called WinterLeak. A look at the website shows hackers have uploaded all stolen HBO data on it allowing anyone to download it.
The uploaded data what hackers claim includes unreleased episode 3 and 4 of popular TV series Games of Thrones Season 7 and its script, episode 1, 2 and 3 of Ballers’s season 3, Episode 1 and 2 of upcoming comedy series Barry, unreleased Episode 2 and 3 of Room 104 TV series, episode 2 of Season 2 of TV series Insecure.
There are four other files in which three are labeled as HBO Is Falling – Part 01, HBO Is Falling – Part 02, Download HBO Is Falling Part 03, and Viviane Passwords.
The HBO Is Falling files give errors upon clicking while we Viviane Passwords file contains personal and financial information of Viviane Eisenberg who is currently the Executive Vice President Legal Affairs for Home Box Office, Inc.
The leaked data contains plain text login and passwords for her social media platforms including:
“Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, DropBox, Apple, HBO account, Blackberry, Continental Airlines, credit card numbers and related details, Easy Pay MetroCard, Columbia University account, Amex card number, Cardozo School of Law account, American airlines advantage number, SkyMiles, Richard Mellen Easy Pay MetroCard, The Economist account, Evernote, HSBC account, New York City Bar, New York State Bar Association, New Yorker Magazine, PayPal, Time Warner Cable, United HealthCare, UPS, and Verizon.”
There are at least 20 more plain text logins and password details allegedly belonging to Viviane Eisenberg’s personal, banking and media related information. If these details are real, it’s bad news for her. In the end, the hackers wrote “To be continued” which means we should expect more HBO content leaked on the site.
For security reasons, HackRead won’t share the link for the website however we advise users not to download data uploaded by hackers since it is a punishable crime in many countries.
Update (10:53 PM Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT))
A detailed Reddit post also talks about the website where hackers claimed to dump stolen HBO data. As for the website address where data was uploaded; its address was Winter-Leak.com. However, it looks like either the site has been taken down by authorities, or it’s suffering an outage due to server overload.
Here is a video we manage to grab from Winter-Leak.com’s through archive.org:
Update: 3:49 PM Friday, August 4, 2017, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
A Reddit user has leaked Episode number 4 from Game of Thrones’s season 7 – Read about it here.