Hacking is a growing threat to us all, as the recent Equifax hack has demonstrated once again, and it’s even seeping into our favorite entertainment. When HBO was hacked this summer, the attackers claimed to have pillaged Game of Thrones episodes, scripts, and all sorts of personal information pertaining to the actors. Fans of the show promptly freaked out, not wanting to encounter any spoilers before the season finale. How HBO responded to the ransomware breach was very instructive and may indicate a strategy that the entertainment industry is adopting in response to this growing phenomenon.
(Continue reading at HP’s Tektonika magazine.)