HBO Hack Releases ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoilers
The network confirmed the cyber attack.
Upcoming episodes of multiple series, as well as at least one script or treatment, have reportedly been stolen and leaked online by hackers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the network reportedly confirmed in a statement. “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
The outlet reports that hackers put an upcoming episode each of Ballers and Room 104 online; there’s also allegedly written material from next week’s “Game of Thrones episode. The outlet also published an anonymous email that was sent to “many reporters” on Sunday announcing that the hack occurred:
“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”
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