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Hacker posts 'Game of Thrones' files, other stolen HBO docs

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By TALI ARBEL and FRANK BAJAK

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The hacker has already been caught faking a leaked document:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/hbo-hackers-email-file-renamed-1202519988/

The hackers who broke into HBO’s computer networks seem to have manipulated at least one of the leaked documents to make it look like they got into the email account of HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler, Variety has learned from a source close the investigation of the hack. This also raises questions about some of the hackers’ other claims, and their interactions with the media.

Renaming a single file may seem like a smaller detail in the grander scheme of things, but it does raise some important questions about the trustworthiness of the hackers, and the way the media should engage with them. Since the beginning of last week, the hackers have actively reached out to the press to give journalists their version of the story.

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@Wakarimasen, extortion perhaps? if the demands are not fulfilled more leaks would surface?

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Beats me why people do this.

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