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".
Facebook Attempts to Enter China Unnoticed
The app, called Colorful Balloons, was launched in China earlier this year and does not carry Facebook's name. Zhang's presence at such a high-level meeting indicated she is likely a Facebook adviser or employee.
Former Hershey Bears head coach Bryan Murray passes way
Murray posted a 124-91-29 record in three seasons as the team's head coach and captured a Norris Division title in 1991-92. He coached one final season in 2007-08, finishing with a record of 620 wins, 465 losses, 131 ties and 23 overtime losses.
North Korea Sanctions: China Urges Dialogue With Pyongyang
North Korea says its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are a legitimate means of defence against perceived US hostility. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, called the sanctions the most stringent on any country "in a generation".
China protests after US warship sails near island
It is the third time this year that USA ships traveled within 12 nautical miles of land claimed by China, the report said. The maneuvers came at a time when the U.S.is trying to secure China's help with reining in communist North Korea.
Kylie Jenner Attends Prom for the First Time
However, there has been no confirmation as to whom the source is making these statements hard to believe. And in a new interview with Women's Wear Daily the 20-year-old dished on her expanding beauty empire.