It’s not TV. It’s a disaster.
A script for next Sunday’s episode dropped online, with the promise of more to come. Then full unaired episodes of Ballers and Room 104. Now it seems much more could be at stake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hack could expose 1.5 terabytes of the network’s data. That’s 1500 gigs. That could mean a few dozen high definition TV episodes; but it could also mean something like 50 MILLION emails.
CEO Richard Plepler‘s internal email to staff called what was stolen was “proprietary information, including some of our programming.” So far, that seems to mean just HBO scripts, episodes, etc. Certainly to fill 1.5 terabytes, there would have to be a considerable amount of video.
But with that size leak, the bigger fear is financial documents or personal information on employees — or even subscribers!
Let’s just be glad HBO is fully cooperating with the FBI on this one!