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Hackers are threatening the way Hollywood does business

Experts say the industry is more vulnerable because of the long chain of workers in post-production

Gerry Smith | Bloomberg 

Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO. While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyberattack on its own systems, an unaired episode of its hit show Game of Thrones appeared online following an unrelated breach at a pay-TV partner in India. In April, when 10 episodes of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black leaked, the incident was traced to a contractor. Cybercrime is a growing problem for many industries, ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 20:48 IST