Hackers are now threatening to leak the Game of Thrones season finale

Published 22 Aug, 2017 07:03pm

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Is it bad that a part of us is hoping they would?

"Be ready for GOT S& E6 &E7 as soon as possible," the  hackers' group warned.
"Be ready for GOT S& E6 &E7 as soon as possible," the hackers' group warned.

The hackers are at it again!

According to The Telegraph, the hackers known as "The Mr. Smith Group", who previously leaked scripts and seasons of several HBO series are now asking for a ransom in exchange for not leaking the forthcoming season seven finale of Game of Thrones.

The group got in touch with Mashable with news that they had successfully accessed passwords of several of HBO's social media accounts, including the Twitter accounts for Game of Thrones and Westworld, along with a variety of official accounts on Instagram and Giphy.

They also told the site that a leak of the season finale of Game of Thrones is coming (hehe gettit gettit?).

"Be ready for GOT S& E6 &E7 as soon as possible," the group warned.

HBO told Mashable in response that they are not planning to negotiate with the Mr. Smith Group, despite Variety reporting that HBO had made the group a "bounty payment" of $250,000 in an attempt to prevent further leaks.

The channel has allegedly refused to participate in any exchange with the hackers, as they continue their takedown, one hack at a time. The original hackers had also demanded $6.5 million as ransom for the stolen data in an ultimatum to HBO President and CEO Richard Plepler.