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Hackers Hit HBO, Steal ‘Game of Thrones’ Info

HBO today confirmed that it was hit by a cyber attack, which has resulted in upcoming episodes of its original shows as well as content from its hit drama Game of Thrones leaking online.

HBO did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly that it "recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information."

The company did not reveal what was stolen, but in a memo to employees, HBO CEO Richard Plepler confirmed that the haul included "some of our programming," EW says.

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Hackers contacted journalists on Sunday night via email to notify them of the breach. They've reportedly stolen 1.5TB of data from HBO. Thus far, they've posted an episode of Ballers and Room 104 online, as well as "written material" from next week's episode of Game of Thrones, EW says.

In 2015, the first four episodes of the drama's fifth season leaked online, and GOT has long been a favorite among pirates. That has done little to dampen fans' enthusiasm; the season premiere of the latest season saw a 50 percent jump over last season's premiere, a record for HBO, the New York Times reports.

In May, a hacker posted the first episode of Netflix's Orange is the New Black online prior to its release. The hacker(s) demanded a ransom, which went unpaid, prompting the release of nine more episodes.

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One comment

  1. Jon Snow will be marrying his white 😛 Aunt Daenerys Targaryen for sure this season!

    Game of Thrones s07e04

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