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Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

The US Department of Justice is to charge an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $ 6m (£4.5m) ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of accessing a computer without authorisation for the purposes of commercial advantage. Court documents allege he had worked for Iran’s military and been involved in a campaign to deface US websites They allege he began conducting online reconnaissance of HBO’s computer networks and employees in May 2017. “Over the next couple of months, he successfully compromised multiple user accounts…

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Game of Thrones road bans traffic

Traffic is to be banned from travelling through the Dark Hedges – made famous by the TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones – from Monday. The tunnel of beech trees on the Bregagh Road near Armoy in County Antrim has become a major international tourist attraction. The scene was used by the Game of Thrones crew to represent the Kingsroad in the HBO drama series. The ban comes after concerns about the impact of traffic on the site. Dark Hedges suffer Easter crowds and cars Game of Thrones road closure…

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Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner to marry Joe Jonas

British actress Sophie Turner and US singer Joe Jonas are to marry. The pair, who have been together since 2016, both shared the news on Instagram with the same picture of a diamond ring. Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones, posted the photo with the caption “I said yes”. Jonas’s brother Nick, who was also in American pop band The Jonas Brothers, tweeted his congratulations. He said: “Ahh! Congratulations to my brother… and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you…

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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to wed

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have got engaged, it has been confirmed. After a huge amount of speculation, an official announcement has been published in the Times newspaper. The couple met on the fantasy show in 2012, where they played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast two years later while Harington has become one of the show’s biggest stars – appearing in all seven series of the popular TV drama. They only made their public debut as a couple at last year’s…

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Game of Thrones Arya among 200 most popular names

Baby names are becoming increasingly adventurous – often inspired by characters and figures from the world of entertainment. More than 300 girls born in England and Wales last year were named Arya, sharing their name with the well-known Game of Thrones character. That’s more than the number of children who received traditional names like Mary (204) and Catherine (163). Another name from the HBO series growing in popularity is Khaleesi. There were 69 girls born last year with the same name as the would-be Queen of Westeros, according to figures…

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