Saturday, August 12, 2017

Emails Show HBO Offered Hackers $250,000

I'm not sure who is dumbererest...HBO for giving in to hackers or the neckbeard hackers that refused $250,000. Wow!

The July 27 email was sent by John Beyler, an HBO executive who thanked the hackers for "making us aware" of previously unknown security vulnerabilities. The executive asked for a 1-week delay and said HBO was willing to make a "good faith" payment of $250,000, calling it a "bug bounty" reward for IT professionals rather than a ransom.