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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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Iranian National Indicted With Criminal Charges Over HBO Hack

Federal prosecutors have slapped an Iranian national with criminal charges for hacking HBO and prematurely releasing several Game of Thrones scripts and episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, in addition to private executive emails.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011)

Report: Justice Department Seeking Evidence Tying Iran to HBO Hack

A new report has indicated that officials at the Department of Justice are preparing to announce several cases against Iranian suspects which include charges that said individuals hacked HBO, in a move that could motivate Congress to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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HBO Accidentally Broadcasts Latest Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

The Spain affiliate of HBO accidentally broadcast the latest episode of the network’s massively popular fantasy series Game of Thrones for a short time on Tuesday, leading full, high-definition copies of the episode to become available on file-sharing sites four days ahead of its scheduled release, according to reports.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011)