The development comes midst Time Warner, HBO’s parent, awaiting regulatory approval in its bid to sell itself to AT&T.
Upping their ante against HBO, hackers have released more unaired episodes of its popular shows. The leak however did not include anything on HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.
Recently, hackers have managed to break into HBO’s computer network and have stolen information including unaired episodes of its popular show “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, which incidentally returns in October.
As per the Associated Press, they have leaked episodes of “Insecure,” “The Deuce,” and “Ballers”.
On Sunday, Time Warner- owned HBO stated in an emailed statement that it was “not in communication with the hacker, and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released.”
“It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO,” it said. “The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in.”
HBO has acknowledged the hack earlier saying the thieves have been demanding a multi-million-dollar ransom and have been leaking the stolen materials online.
The hack gained significance since it came at a time when HBO’s parent, Time Warner, is awaiting regulatory approval of divestiture to AT&T Inc in a $85.4 billion deal that was announced in October.