Iranian man Behzad Mesri is wanted by the FBI after charges were filed on Tuesday claiming that he is behind the large leak of episodes from HBO. U.S. Attorney Joon Kim says that there will be “real consequences” for Mesri, and that he has been added to FBI wanted posters.
Mesri was able to access new episodes of “Ballers,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He then demanded $6 million in Bitcoin or else he would begin leaking the episodes online. Soon after the demand, he began to leak portions of it to the internet and media outlets. The prosecutor in charge of the case said: “Winter has come for Behzad Mesri.” (source) 6:17 p.m. ET November 21, 2017