Next Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Has Been Leaked to the Public

Hackers broke into HBO's network earlier and threatened to leak episodes.

August 4, 2017 1:57 pm

Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit show, has been leaked online early, days after hackers compromised the network’s computer systems. The fourth episode of season seven, titled “The Spoils of War” was released online Friday.

As reported previously, hackers broke into HBO’s computer systems and stole 1.5 terabytes of data that included scripts and episodes of the network’s popular shows. Upcoming episodes of Ballers and Room 104 were released, but it was unclear if the Game of Thrones was involved in the cyber heist. Hackers had threatened additional leaks on Thursday.

According to Mashable, an HBO representative has said the leaked episode of Game of Thrones is unrelated to hacking reported earlier in the week. Episodes of the popular fantasy show have been leaked in the past, before the recent hack.

“The Spoils of War” appeared on Reddit early Friday morning, along with the message saying it was a “Gift from Pakistan,” Mashable reports a user named zmax87 posted the upcoming episode in the subreddit r/freefolk, an unmoderated Game of Thrones discussion board.

Earlier this week, the FBI said it was investigating the HBO hack.

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