Mesri, a member of the Iran-supported Turk Black Hat Security team, conducted "hundreds of website defacements" in the USA and across the world, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY is set to announce charges against an Iranian national in last summer's HBO hack.
Today, an Iranian hacker named Behzad Mesri has been charged by a New York District Court with the attack he performed on November 8, 2017 against HBO's systems. Mesri had "previously hacked computer systems for the Iranian military", and allegedly "infiltrated HBO's systems, stole proprietary data, then sought to extort HBO of $6 million in Bitcoins", said Kim. This included confidential information on employees, unfinished scripts, emails and full episodes for some of the network's biggest shows, including Game of Thrones. The decision to indict him is part of a "name and shame" strategy the USA government has used in the past to try to curb the work of foreign hackers it doesn't expect to apprehend. However, as Engadget points out, while this is a win for HBO legally, since the hacker does not reside in the USA, he has not yet been arrested. During his communications with the network, he used an image of the Game of Thrones character Littlefinger, known for being a skilled manipulator.
Indicting foreign government hackers is often viewed more as a tool of deterrence and diplomacy than an attempt to bring the digital assailants to justice, since their governments will never extradite them to face charges. He was then able to steal unaired episodes of popular shows such as "Ballers", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", and "Room 104" between May and July. HBO received emails that indicated the information and episodes were being held for ransom, and that they would be released and/or destroyed if the cabler did not pay, Kim said, adding that HBO did not make payments.
One of those targets was reportedly HBO. The indictment did not say whether Mesri was working on behalf of the Iranian government when he hacked HBO. "That's a game we're not going to participate in", the company said in a statement.
Trump's comments come the day after his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News to say pretty much the same thing. But he ill-advisedly shifted to the claim that "you don't need somebody who's soft on crime like Jones".
Beverley's absence means that the Clippers will be relying more on guards Austin Rivers and Lou Williams . The big man is now averaging 10.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game on 66.1 percent shooting.
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The family may be tight-lipped for now, but it's safe to say we'll be hearing one way or another from them in the near future. Kim Kardashian explained in her recent appearance on Ellen that keeping confidential information is how they work as a family.
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is set to launch worldwide on November 22 for iOS and Android devices, Nintendo has announced . Your family will probably understand if you need to excuse yourself from Thanksgiving dinner to go catch some fish.
Tencent: First Chinese Company to top $500 Billion Valuation
It has acquired stakes in both Tesla and Snap, and invested in numerous start-ups in Asia including India's Uber rival Ola. This is a huge win for the company as Tencent Holdings Ltd. now has a market value that is more than that of Facebook .
Uber hacked, didn't say a word for a year
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The 50% reservation cap can not be breached, says Arun Jaitley
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Refocused: Houston Texans 31, Arizona Cardinals 21
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Harrison Ford Helps Woman After She Crashes Car Off the Highway
Indiana Jones to the rescue! The woman was the only occupant in the vehicle and was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The legendary actor made headlines over the weekend when he jumped into action to help a woman who ran her auto off of a highway.