Feds Say This Iranian Hacker Tried To Extort HBO For $6 Million — Here’s What We Know About Him


The alleged HBO hacker and Iranian national Behzad Mesri, from the FBI’s Most Wanted page.

The feds have unsealed an indictment on whom they believe was behind the cyberattack on HBO that led to the leak of Game of Thrones episodes and actors’ personal data, amongst other information from the television giant. The blame has been placed upon a 29-year-old Iranian international Behzad Mesri, who was said to have tried to extort HBO for $6 million in Bitcoin. He now sits on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

The most astonishing piece of the Department of Justice’s indictment was the claim (one that comes with no evidence or additional data) that Mesri had “worked on behalf of the Iranian military to conduct computer network attacks that targeted military systems, nuclear software systems and Israeli infrastructure.” That would hint the DoJ believed Mesri to be

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