The July 27 email was sent by an HBO executive
HBO logo displayed on the company's headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, photo: Flickr
11 of August 2017 13:41:57
BOSTON – Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO's servers.The July 27 email was sent by an HBO executive who thanked the hackers for "making us aware" of previously unknown security vulnerabilities. The executive asked for a 1-week delay and said HBO was willing to make a "good faith" payment of $250,000, calling it a "bug bounty" reward for IT professionals rather than a ransom.