A security company hired by HBO to scrub search results for the hacked files from search engines has told Google that the hackers stole "thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents."
The company in question, IP Echelon, is frequently being used by HBO to remove links to infringing material from Google.
An HBO spokesperson declined to comment on the take-down notice and the nature of any files stolen by the hackers when contacted by Variety Wednesday "due toan ongoing investigation."
Word of HBO getting hacked first broke Monday morning, when the hackers approached media outlets with the news that they had broken into HBO's networks and released episodes of Ballers, Insecure, and Room 104 as well as the script for an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones.
周一上午，黑客主动向媒体爆料，其攻破了HBO的安全网络，并在网络上公开了Ballers， Insecure和Room 104等热播剧以及权力的游戏等脚本。之后，HBO惨遭黑客袭击的消息就蔓延开来。
Also released by the hackers were two episodes of Barry, the hit man comedy starring Bill Hader that is not scheduled to air until 2018 on the network.
The hackers appear to have also leaked personal information of a senior HBO executive. That information, published online in a text document, contains access information to dozens of online accounts, including paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services.
The perpetrators of the hack have claimed that they were able to access some of HBO's key network infrastructure, and steal a total of 1.5 terabyte of data, and have suggested that they will release additional information in the near future.
Back in 2014, a group of hackers that is thought to have been backed by North Korea broke into the networks of Sony Pictures. The group subsequently released tens of thousands of emails, as well as scripts and video files, contributing to the ouster of Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal.
HBO acknowledged the hack on Monday, and said that it was working with law enforcement and private firms to remedy the situation."Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold," the company said in a statement.