- HBO offered $250,000 as a “bounty payment” to a hacker who stole TV show scripts from the company, according to an email obtained by CNBC, but a source familiar with the situation said it was just a “delay tactic.”
- Those hackers appear to have been engaged in email correspondence with HBO.
- “As a show of good faith on our side, we are willing to commit to making a bug bounty payment of $250,000 to you as soon as we can establish the necessary account and acquire bitcoin,” the email read, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- Many technology companies have bug bounty programs in which they reward good hackers for finding security holes.
- But a source close to the situation told CNBC that this email was merely a “delay tactic” and said HBO is having no communication with the hackers now.
HBO email suggesting $250,000 bitcoin payout for hackers who stole ‘Game of Thrones’ script a ‘delay tactic’
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