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HBO offers $250,000 as ‘bounty payment’ to hackers: Variety

The hackers behind HBO's recent data breach have leaked an email in which the US cable channel offered them $250,000 as a "bounty payment," Hollywood trade paper Variety reported on Thursday. The message from HBO, the Time Warner cable unit that broadcasts "Game of Thrones," offers the money as part of a program in which "white-hat professionals" are rewarded for identifying cyber security flaws, the Variety report said. bit.ly/2uMrMDz The email was worded in a way that would allow HBO to stall for time while it…