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Indictment Filed Against Alleged HBO Hacker Behzad Mesri

An Indictment has been filed by the US Department of Justice against Behzad Mesri for allegedly obtaining confidential information from HBO including scripts and plot summaries for unaired episodes of Game of Thrones, and attempting to extort HBO. The specific counts in the indictment include computer fraud (unauthorized access to a protected computer and threatening to impair the confidentiality of information) and wire fraud. Read the indictment here, and read more about the story here.

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