The HBO hackers strike again — this time taking control of the network’s official social media accounts.
According to tweets posted on HBO’s Twitter, a group identifying themselves as OurMine breached HBO’s main account, claiming to be “testing” the security and encouraging the network to reach out for an upgrade.
The tweets were deleted shortly after being posted, and there doesn’t seem to have been any severe damage to the company this time around.
According to The New York Times, Twitter accounts for some of the network’s most popular shows like Game of Thrones and Girls were also hacked.
However, this hack is just one of many security troubles HBO has had to face in recent history. Last month, hackers successfully breached HBO’s security to gather 1.5 terabytes of data. Also, the network has endured weeks of leaked television episodes, scripts, and other significant data — the latest including everything from West World Season 2 shooting schedules to 27 separate Game of Thrones Season 7 “shooting [diaries].”
To make matters worse, just earlier this week on Wednesday, HBO learned that Game of Thrones episode 6, which is due to air this Sunday, had leaked online, and this time that leak appears to be HBO’s own fault. (HBO Spain accidentally made the episode available to subscribers for an hour before it was removed.)
While HBO’s latest Twitter breach isn’t necessarily related to the massive data dumps that have been occurring, the timing certainly isn’t great.
Though no financial action appears to have been taken yet to prevent additional leaks, HBO should probably figure out how to get its sh*t together soon.
Mashable reached out to HBO for comment.