The first HBO hack became publicly known on July 31. A few days after HBO sent the note, the hackers went to the media with details of the breach.
"Hackers are not in this game for US$250,000; this probably took them a lot of time and effort", Goel said.
A person familiar with HBO's response to the attack told Reuters that the company sent the email "as a stall tactic" and had never meant to make the $250,000 payment or pay the full $6 million the hackers had demanded to hold off going public with data stolen from HBO.
The leaks so far have fallen well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014. Companies would be better off investing in preventing email spear-fishing attempts and other hacking techniques, he said. "The next company, whether it's Showtime or Death Row Records or whomever, needs to see that they're going to wake up one day to this reality unless they confront it".
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