The hackers who leaked unaired episodes of HBO's shows, including "Game of Thrones", earlier this week have now threatened to release additional content on Sunday. "There's a high possibility that this hack could have huge financial ramifications on both HBO's revenues and the acquisition".
The recent leak is not believed to be part of the hack that occurred earlier this week.
Game of Thrones' bummer-filled week continues.
Conleth Hill attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, July 12, 2017. Hacking into HBO and stealing "Game of Thrones" piggybacks on one of the most active talking points in the world.
"This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action", the company said in its statement.
According to Gizmodo, the video appeared to be of a relatively low quality and was watermarked with Star TV India, a 21st Century Fox company. The hackers had sent this information to news channels and reporters.
"At 1.5 terabytes, it could be a whole block of TV, or worse, it could be emails, financial documents, employee or customer information", says Erik Rasmussen, a former special agent with the Secret Service who now works at USA cybersecurity firm Kroll, told The Hollywood Reporter.
A security company hired by HBO to scrub search results for the hacked files from search engines told Google in a takedown notice Tuesday that the hackers stole "thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents".
It's still unclear if this leak is connected to Monday's hack, but it's possible that more HBO data could be released later this weekend.
"The HBO attack was relatively a new phenomenon".