Another week, another episode of “Game of Thrones” leaks days before it is officially released on Sunday. Episode 6 of Season 7 was posted on file sharing sites and Reddit after it was leaked early. But the next “GoT” episode was not released by the hackers during the much publicized cyber attack on HBO where they stole 1.5 terabytes of data from the popular cable network and released emails, financial balance sheets, employment agreements, marketing strategy, and a list of personal phone numbers of the stars of the hit fantasy show. And the premature release did not happen like it did two weeks ago when employees of a company in India that stores and processes the HBO show for an app stole and leaked Episode 4 of Season 7. This most recent leak came when HBO accidentally aired the newest episode on their channel. That’s it. No infiltrating HBO’s data center and stealing the episode. HBO Nordic in Spain released the episode by accident and it was available for all to watch before it was removed an hour later.
“We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms,” an HBO spokesperson said. “The error appears to have originated with a third-party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the US.”
You can see a screenshot of the episode HERE if you’d like.