Reports suggest much worse than just Game of Thrones leaks — HBO hack

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 3, 2017

There is also written material that's allegedly from next week's fourth episode of Game of Thrones.

While Game of Thrones has been reaching record numbers of people, HBO has been struggling to contain leaks after suffering a major cyber attack over the weekend. What's its name? Oh I fort to tell. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well [sic], wi [sic] will have an interview with him.

Hackers are threatening to leak new episodes of "Game of Thrones" after breaching the security systems of USA cable network HBO.

Overnight tweets indicated that the hackers had uploaded new episodes of Game of Thrones along with other data; however, it was hard to find the episode video later in the morning.

Sounds exciting, right? Many Game of Thrones fans were initially thrilled when they discovered HBO's plans for the new series, but that delight quickly turned into outrage once the show's plotline was revealed.

Last week, during a panel at TCA, HBO programming president Casey Bloys admitted that HBO bungled the announcement, but ultimately repeated what the show's creators suggested: We should sit tight, let them make the show, and then judge the final product once it airs. The first four episodes of the fifth season were released online before that season had even premiered, leading to HBO to stop sending out advance copies for review by journalists.

An investigation is underway and HBO is working with "outside cyber security firms" to deal with this issue.

Some of the script from next week's episode of Game of Thrones has also been posted online.

"Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold", HBO told Variety in a statement. It might be fun to know what's going to happen next on Game of Thrones. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. Hackers released tens of thousands of emails, some of them embarrassing, as well as scripts and financial data.

Though HBO's alt-history drama was announced first, Amazon's has been gestating for months.

Due to the reported size of the haul (estimated to be 1.5 terabytes, several times the size of the 200 gigabytes stolen in the 2014 Sony hack), it has taken some time to parse the data and see what is there.

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