NEW YORK (AP) – HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.
The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade.READ MORE: Dallas Man Detoderick Jawayne Gaston Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge After Child Dies In Crash
HBO said in a statement Thursday that “the infringement on our social media accounts was recognized and rectified quickly.” It declined further comment.READ MORE: Alleged Bank Robber Arrested, Charged Following Fingerprint Analysis
OurMine has a history of similar hacks showing companies’ security vulnerabilities.
It caused far less damage and appeared unrelated to another group of hackers who broke into HBO’s computer network and have been doling out stolen information and unaired episodes for several weeks.MORE NEWS: Texas Saw 16% Spike In Deaths From Drivers, Passengers Not Wearing Seat Belts In 2020
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