One point five terabytes.
That’s the amount of data hackers claim to have stolen from HBO. It’s a cache that, at a minimum, includes unreleased episodes of various shows, at least one Game of Thrones script, and the personal information of a senior HBO executive. We know this because the hackers posted a sampling of the goods online, although the website listing download links quickly went offline.
But what else did they manage to get their hands on? And, anyway, just how much is 1.5 terabytes really?
An unsolicited July 29 email sent to Mashable, claiming to be from the attacker, only sort of helps to put things in perspective. Read more…