Comedian Hannibal Buress Arrested in Miami for Disorderly Intoxication
Will Virat Kohli Wed Anushka Sharma On Dec. 12
Congress urges Narendra Modi to take action against leaders using foul language
YouTube reportedly launching new paid music streaming service in March 2018
Iranian hacker Behzad Mesri charged after threatening to release scripts
24 November 2017, 01:06 | Clyde Nash
He has been indicted and charged with one count of wire fraud, one count of computer hacking, three counts of threatening to impair the confidentiality of information, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of interstate transmission of an extortionate communication.
Mesri is an alleged member of hacking group Turk Black Hat Security Team, and in the past, prosecutors say, has worked for Iran's military to attack Israeli computers and infrastructure.
NBC News reports Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said there will be "real consequences" for Mesri.
Behzad Mesri, an Iran-based hacker, allegedly hacked into HBO servers in May, stole confidential company data over the course of several months, and then attempted to extort HBO for $6 million in Bitcoin, according to the indictment released by US prosecutors in Manhattan Tuesday morning.
Federal authorities have charged an Iranian who has ties to his country's military with hacking into HBO's computer system, stealing unaired episodes of hit shows and demanding millions in Bitcoin as ransom.
NBC's Holiday Line-up
Behzad Mesri is accused of trying to extort HBO with stolen "Game of Thrones" scripts.
He demanded up to $7.91 million in extortion emails to HBO staff to keep the data secret, some of which ended with photos of the Night King, a menacing zombie villain from Game of Thrones, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors are expected to release more information at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Cyber experts are concerned Iran will refocus its hacker army on the USA if the Trump administration and Congress abandon the deal. Later, he allegedly posted a screenshot of the HBO logo online, with the words, "Winter is coming". He said he had taken a huge trove of data - approximately 1.5 terabytes - and provided proof of his claim. "HBO is hacked.Beware of heart attacks". He also compromised e-mail accounts for various HBO employees. Mesri has been added to the FBI's "Most Wanted" list and Kim noted, "He will never be able to travel outside of Iran without fear of being arrested and brought here to face these charges". During the Obama administration, the USA charged five Chinese military officers for hacking American corporations to steal trade secrets and seven Iranian men for crippling bank websites with barrages of traffic, as well as infiltrating an upstate NY dam.
Trump escalates LaVar Ball feud: 'Poor man's Don King' My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him. "Then I would've said, 'Thank you Mr. I have to know what somebody is doing before I say 'thank you.' I'm not just going to go around saying thank you".
Bucs beat mistake-filled Dolphins 30-20
Miami answered with four plays of over 12 yards (plays of 12, 24 and 26), including a 69-yard run by Damien Williams . What I didn't like: Miami's penchant for slow starts has been a season-long trend that showed up again on Sunday.
Huawei unveils the Honor 7X with a Kirin 659 SoC
Some previous reports have tipped the Honor V10 to go on sale in China with a price tag of CNY 3,000 (approximately Rs. 29,500). A microSD card slot with support for up to 256GB of additional storage is featured by every version of the Android mid-ranger.
Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Eight Women
King has not yet spoken to Rose about the allegations but said, "I intend to speak to him certainly later today ". Rose routinely landed the biggest names in global politics, entertainment and letters for his interview show.
Chip Kelly turned down overture from Tennessee
His NFL stint was far less successful, finishing with a 26-21 record with the Eagles and a 2-14 mark with the 49ers. Florida fired coach Jim McElwain on October 29, the day after the Gators were blown out 42-7 by Georgia.
Did Kris Jenner Just Confirm Kylie and Khloe's Pregnancies?
Well, fans think they're being reserved for Kylie and Khloe Kardashian's unborn babies , who are reportedly due early next year. Visible are Kim's son Saint , 2, Rob's daughter Dream , 1, and Kourtney's kids Penelope , 5, and Mason , 8, and Reign , 3.