Four men arrested for allegedly leaking Game of Thrones episodes

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 17, 2017

Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an episode of Game of Thrones before it was aired on the sub-continent, in another sign of the security challenges facing major content companies.

With only two episodes remaining this season, the next episode of "Game of Thrones" promises to be one of the best yet. They reportedly worked at Star India, which is based in Mumbai, and had credentials that afforded them access to the episode.

The fourth episode of the fantasy drama television series, The Spoils of War, was leaked from Star India, one of HBO's worldwide distributors, a few days before its official debut on August 6.

The leaked episode, which appeared online two days before its scheduled August 7 release date, carried the logo of Star India.

In a shortened season of "Game of Thrones", this second to last episode promises to be one of the most action packed yet considering the series has always made a habit of that over the years. "Ltd." watermarks. Later, Star India confirmed the leak and said that an investigation was already undergoing to uncover the truth.

The four people who weren't identified have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses.

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Considered as one of the most popular TV shows, GOT is a fantasy drama which reveals stories of aristocratic families tussling hard for the Iron Throne.

The fourth is a former employee of the company, which has lodged a complaint with the police, as reported by the BBC.

Police raided the Prime Focus office in Bangalore on 11 August.

Separately, HBO has been under attack from a group of hackers who said they have stolen 1.5TB of data and have been trickling out the stolen information over several weeks.

As season seven reaches its midpoint, Game of Thrones continues to dominate the entertainment news cycle - but it's not always good news.

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