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Meanwhile, HBO spokesperson Jeff Cusson said that the company had been expecting more data to emerge from its breach and the company's "forensic review is ongoing".

Specifically, the hackers demanded "our 6-month salary in bitcoin", and claimed they earn $12 million to $15 million a year from blackmailing organizations whose networks they have penetrated. Meanwhile, many internal documents marked as "confidential" were also released, divulging job offer letters to several top executives, a spreadsheet of legal disputes against HBO, slides detailing the network's future technology plans and a list of nearly 40,000 emails called "Richard's Contact List".

Hackers claim to have a wide variety of confidential material including scripts to its programs, contracts, human resources documents and budget details, Mashable reported.

According to Channel24, the group sent out at ultimatum to HBO CEO Richard Plepler on Monday.

HBO, however, denies that its email system in its entirety is in danger, conceding that "propriety information" has been stolen. The group behind the cyberattack last week released what appeared to be at least one script from "Game of Thrones" and episodes of the networks' "Ballers" and "Room 104" series. This round includes scripts for the first four episodes of the current Game of Thrones season, as well as the script of the yet-to-air fifth episode, all watermarked with the hackers' motto, "HBO is Falling".

They want Plepler to pay them within three days or they will be releasing the 1.5 terabytes of HBO shows and confidential corporate data which they claim is in their possession.

The hackers also claim it took them six months to break into HBO's network, although the organisation states that while they do not believe their email system as a whole has been compromised, they do acknowledge the theft of "proprietary information".

"HBO spends $12m for market research and $5m for [Game of Thrones series seven] advertisements". Now hackers are confirming what data they have and their latest demand will surely give HBO people a nightmare.

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