HBO’s Twitter & Facebook Compromised by Hacker Group ‘OurMine’

This comes just a day after the “leak” of Episode 6 (Season 7) of the widely popular series Game of Thrones.

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It seems as if online woes are refusing to leave HBO, with the latest casualty being the network’s social media accounts which seemed to have been hacked by a group named OurMine.

According to a BBC report, both the main accounts of HBO, as well as the accounts of its widely popular series Game of Thrones were compromised. However, the posts were deleted soon afterwards.

In one post, the official Twitter handle of Game of Thrones read as, "Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security (sic)".

HBO’s Twitter & Facebook Compromised by Hacker Group ‘OurMine’
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter screenshot)
HBO’s Twitter & Facebook Compromised by Hacker Group ‘OurMine’
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter screenshot)
HBO’s Twitter & Facebook Compromised by Hacker Group ‘OurMine’
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook screenshot)

This comes just a day after the “leak” of Episode 6 (Season 7) of Game of Thrones. HBO Spain reportedly aired the forthcoming episode of the series "by mistake for one hour". A day before that, four people were arrested by the Mumbai police in relation to the leaking of episode 4 from the 7th season. Moreover, in July, 1.5 TB worth of data from HBO was reportedly stolen.

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