According to the indictment, Mesri is a member of the Turk Black Hat Security hacking team and has worked for the Iranian military on computer attacks against Israel.
Behzad Mesri, also known as "Skote Vahshat", was charged with the hack in a sealed indictment that was released by the US Attorney's office in Manhattan.
In his hack-and-extort campaign against HBO, Mesri identified locations the company's staff used for remote access, compromised "multiple user accounts" of staff and contractors, and from there, logged into HBO's systems, the indictment said.
Mesri's hack caused huge trouble for HBO toward the end of the summer, though it wasn't as damaging as the infamous Sony hack. As the Washington Postnotes, the indictment "does not allege he attacked HBO on behalf of the Iranian government" and seems to indicate that he was instead inspired by avarice.
An Iranian national who allegedly hacked into HBO servers and stole unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones has been charged in relation to the crime, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York's office announced Tuesday.
Considering Mersei now isn't in the United States, it may take some time for him to be caught by the USA government, but hopefully this sends a clear message to those looking to hack into HBO and leak the final season of Game of Thrones - which will be airing sometime in 2018 or 2019. The attack also yielded financial documents, one employee's e-mails, and social media account credentials. The FBI has been unable to arrest him because he remains in Iran, Mr Kim said on Tuesday. Kim said that Mesri sent emails to HBO threatening to release and/or destroy the data if they didn't pay. Things then went from bad to worse throughout the course of the eight-episode run including leaked Game of Thrones scripts and the biggest episode of the season, 'Beyond the Wall', when Jon and his party ventured past the Wall to capture a white walker. Just past year, he noted, the federal government charged seven Iranians with carrying out a cyber attack on dozens of USA banks on behalf of the Iranian government.
The Clippers acquired Beverley, a shooting guard, in a multi-player trade with the Houston Rockets for Paul during the offseason. One of the biggest names being mentioned in trade rumors this early season is Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
Last December, Trump said that in order to avoid conflicts of interest, his foundation would wrap up his work. According to the IRS documents, the Trump Foundation had $970,000 in assets as of the end of 2016.
At the other end of the spectrum, Google is enabling Project Treble on the first-gen Pixel phones updating to Android Oreo now . Unlike what some initial users of OnePlus 5 had reported, we did not find any traces of "jelly scroll effect" on this device.
"When I captained India to the President's Cup in Dhaka, Dasmunshi was our team manager and Milovan was the coach". He was in coma for the past eight years, after he suffered a severe heart attack and stroke in July 2008.
Saturday will bring mostly sunny and seasonably warmer conditions with highs topping out in the lower to possibly mid-70s. As a result, temperatures dropped from morning highs in the low to mid 50s and fell into the 40s this afternoon .
Rio Ferdinand has blamed Manchester United's loss to FC Basel on Wednesday night on failing to take first-half chances. Paul Scholes, meanwhile, said Pogba's unavailability explained why Romelu Lukaku had suddenly gone off the boil.
Cell ID data only provides an approximate location of a mobile device , not a precise Global Positioning System location . This activity continued by using the same mechanism that Google uses to transmit notifications and messages to users.
Chip Kelly to decide between UCLA and Florida
The Gators have been conducting a head coaching search since firing Jim McElwain earlier this season. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Kelly and UCLA had met to discuss the now open position.
Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PM
Sisi and Aoun "underscored the importance of preserving Lebanon's stability as well as upholding Lebanon's national interest". Saad Hariri had unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister from Saudi Arabia resulting in a political crisis in the region.
Here's a look at your Thanksgiving forecast in MA
If you head out tonight , or on your way out the door Tuesday morning, you will need a jacket, due to the chilly temperatures. Sunshine and highs near 70° will make for a deal of a day Black Friday! Highs will get to the upper 60s to low 70s.