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HBO Cyberattack Shows Need To Secure 'Crown Jewels'

By Allison Grande (August 1, 2017, 11:44 PM EDT) -- HBO this week announced a recent cyberattack that may have compromised a "Game of Thrones" script and other programming materials, highlighting hackers' growing appetite for more than just the sensitive consumer data they typically target, but for companies' "crown jewel" intellectual property too.

Confirming the incident in an email to employees, HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler called the hack "obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us," and characterized it as "unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of." The cable network refused to name which programming had been affected, but the hackers...

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