US accuses Iran of hacking attacks against Game of Thrones

US accuses Iran of hacking attacks against Game of Thrones

US Justice Department may make public a number of cases with Iranian suspects within a month, including one connected to the hacking of HBO broadcaster.

In late July, it emerged that HBO underwent a major cyberattack, with hackers claiming to have acquired terabytes of data, including scripts and related content for the broadcaster's flagship series, Game of Thrones. The full extent of the hack is unclear.

Last month US national security prosecutors were asked to consider whether any of the ongoing investigations, involving Iranian suspects, could be made public, the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing sources.

A number of US officials have reportedly been worried that the cases might be publicized in connection with the US administration's desire to introduce new sanctions on Tehran.

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