FBI’s Attempt at Shaming the Game of Thrones Leaker Backfires Badly

Any Game of Thrones fans out there?

A lot, I guess. Well, the person who gave us goosebumps by hacking into the Home Box Office (HBO) systems and leaking confidential information regarding Game of Thrones series is now wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The Iranian national, Behzad Mesri, also known as Skote Vahshat, has been charged with carrying out a cyber attack in a bid to extort $6 million from the world-renowned television network at the Manhattan federal court.

The charges were laid by the acting Attorney of New York Joon H. Kim, who said that the defendant had infiltrated the HBO systems, stole proprietary data, and extorted 6 million worth of bitcoins from HBO for the stolen plot summaries and scripts.

While announcing the indictment charges against Mesri, Joon H. Kim borrowed the famous ‘Winter is Coming’ dialogue from the series and said:

For hackers who test our resolve in protecting our intellectual property — even those hiding behind keyboards in countries far away — eventually, winter will come.

Meanwhile, social media took the opportunity to thank the accused for his efforts to leak the episodes and plots of the series and it’s hilarious.

Let’s see what people are commenting on the status posted by the FBI on Facebook.

Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, has been indicted for conducting a cyber attack and $6 million extortion scheme…

Posted by FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Not all were free on those Mondays. Trial by combat is a cool option though, only if he isn’t facing The Mountain.

International hero … for most of us.

Others were pretty angry with the FBI for wasting there hard earned money on such trivial tasks.

FBI should wait for the season 8.

GoT fans are proud of the guy.

Then there’s this dude.

Definitely him.

Jokes apart, the Western world takes cybercrime very seriously, unlike Pakistan.

SEO Expert at ProPakistani, Sajawal also writes features and loves cricket.


  • Hum to Aj Bhi Pogo He Dekhte hai :)

    • JB

      Tusi aor kar vi ki sajde o :p

      This dude is surely a ProPK employee for engaging readers, or someone trying to be popular and failing miserably, lol.

    • Bill Roth

      You sir are truly master. Please comment more. Love and respect from Washington.

      • Thanks : Washington DC : Wao

      • Humayun

        Look Bill Roth from Washington can understand Urdu, and sneakily follows Abdul WAHAB :p

        Stop deceiving yourself, @AbdulWAHABAlam:disqus. This way you’re humiliating your ownself.

        • Bill Roth

          For your information, I have lots of Indian and Pakistani friends. I have visited India numerous times. I have picked up Hindi and Urdu to a certain degree. Me and my friends do follow this blog regularly. As far as Abdul WAHAB’ S comments are concerned, if I can’t following what he has commented, I ask my friends to translate. I admire Abdul WAHAB for his simplicity and innocence. It is really appalling the way you have commented. I am really sorry to say this, but i did not expect this.

          • Bill Roth

            *following=follow. Error regretted.

          • Appreciated

  • Salman Haider

    One of my most favorite TV shows.
    God bless HBO and the entire team of this show.

  • Arsalan Shah

    Why, Why, Why? Why show Ned on the Iron Throne?! ;(