US charges Iranian over ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO hack

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The United States on Tuesday charged an Iranian computer whiz with hacking into HBO, stealing scripts and plot summaries for “Games of Thrones,” and trying to extort $6 million in Bitcoin out of the network. US prosecutors in New York unveiled a seven-count indictment against Behzad Mesri, whom they identified as an Iran-based hacker who […]
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