If there is one thing that Game of Thrones fans are particular about, it is to avoid spoilers at all costs. That is why the broadcasting network HBO is particular about data breaches and leaks. However, as per recent reports, HBO has failed us (again). A recent data breach at HBO led to the leaking of upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones.
Last year, critical information regarding Game of Thrones season 7 was leaked out on Reddit and the last three episodes have only confirmed that the leaks are legit. Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, also once confirmed that the entire plot of the show is already available online. “It’s all out there by the way… if you can find it,” he stated.
As per reports, the recent leak was confirmed by HBO after the hacker sent an email to several media websites, claiming to be in the possession of “1.5 terabytes of data from HBO.” In the email, the hacker seeks to share the leaks. They also claimed to be available for an interview with those who would publish the leak, listing the phone number of a senior HBO official.
Game of Thrones is not the only HBO series that has suffered the brunt of the hack. A recent report in Entertainment Weekly stated that the leak involves multiple shows apart from Game of Thrones including Ballers and Room 104.
HBO has refused to go into details of the hack stating that an investigation is underway. “As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming,” HBO Chairman Richard Plepler said.
Game of Thrones is currently in its seventh season, with the show’s eighth and final season coming out later next year. The show has not finalised a date for its final season and has stated that the air date could be pushed back to 2019.
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