The hackers claim to have 1.5 terabytes of data stolen from HBO.
Variety, citing sources "close" to HBO, said the network was merely trying to buy time to figure out its next move, and it never had an intention of paying what the email termed as a "bounty".
The message also asks the hackers to extend a ransom deadline for one week in order for the network to secure and transfer the requested bitcoin payment.
Variety has opted not to publish the name or email address of the HBO executive from which the message was sent. The anonymous hackers were known to have made a ransom demand, but details of how this was handled were not made public.
Regardless of whether HBO meant to follow through with its US$250,000 offer, the e-mail on Friday raised questions among security professionals about the importance of the data and whether HBO's reaction might encourage future attacks. "They're being extorted. If it was a bug bounty, it'd be on the up and up".
"You have the advantage of having surprised us", reads the email, which Variety said was sent by an HBO technology team member on July 27. "In the spirit of professional cooperation, we are asking you to extend your deadline for one week".
Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth
The first set witnessed a spectacular change in fortune when Caroline Wozniacki , down 1-5, won six games in a row to win 7-5. All of the delays came in the first set and Wozniacki seemed to gain encouragement as she bounced back from 3-0 down.
"Hackers are not in this game for US$250,000; this probably took them a lot of time and effort", Goel said.
Earlier this week, a video circulating online authored by someone identified only as "Mr. Smith" said the hackers had videos, scripts, personnel files and other sensitive data from the breach.
HBO offered to pay $250,000 to hackers who were threatening to leak episodes of its massively popular drama Game of Thrones.
HBO has said it was working with forensic experts and law enforcement in response to the attack.
When Netflix refused to pay, the hacker posted a torrent for the episodes to The Pirate Bay.
Rodriguez then curled an effort inches wide of the far post with Begovic beaten as the Baggies continued to push for the opener. It comes after the Welshman guided the Baggies to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
Everton - Ronald Koeman has done a fantastic job and the signing of Wayne Rooney is magical for the player and the club. Next up for Chelsea is a tricky trip to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.
The club from northern England were in desperate need of strengthening at the position, and that's exactly what they have done. Zlatan Ibrahimovic got 17 as part of 28 in all competitions before his campaign was ended early by a knee ligament injury.
When is the next solar eclipse? The moon will start casting its shadow on earth, blocking view of the sun, at about 1 p.m. Looking at the sun directly with no eye protection will damage your eyes; an eclipse of any degree does not change this.
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Police officials said that the security forces were conducting a search operation when the militants opened fire at them. Police also denied rumours that a mosque was damaged during the gunfight between the security forces and the militants.
Arsenal and Leicester City face off in their Premier League opening clash at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night. He has a big weight in this squad and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay".
He found Robby Anderson on a 53-yard deep pass where Anderson beat Logan Ryan, the Titans' big free-agent signing at cornerback. He completed 17-of-24 passes for 119 yards and looked confident and comfortable as he played the majority of the game.
If it is designated as such, missile interception and protection of USA military vessels will be allowed. Japan moved missile interceptors into position after the Guam threat, the Nikkei newspaper reported .
Ben Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, tweeted back at Trump on Wednesday morning. It is not the first time Trump has attempted to portray himself as being more popular than Obama.
Doughnut shop norovirus outbreak victim count nears 250
The Chao's are hoping that another inspection by the health department will allow them to reopen the restaurant soon. A sign posted on the restaurant on Wednesday stated that it was closed because they were out of doughnuts.
Political tensions continue to weigh on world stocks
Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen rose. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE 6-to-1; on Nasdaq, a 3.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.
Aguero scores against 30th Premier League team
But Jamie Murphy - on for Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown, who hobbled off after 23 minutes - could not bring down a diagonal pass. They eased to victories over teams like Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, losing only to Manchester United.
U removes Sharad Yadav as leader of party in Rajya Sabha
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Sanchez to miss start of season for Arsenal
Liverpool are in a serious battle to keep their best player as Barcelona have set their sights on the Brazilian to replace Neymar. The English Premier League is going to be back with a bang as Arsenal take on Leicester City in the opening match tonight.