HBO Hacked: Upcoming Episodes, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Script Leaked

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HBO has been hacked. The popular cable network was compromised when hackers were able to steal episodes of their shows and even snatched a script for “Game of Thrones.” The hackers behind the cyber attack have already posted upcoming episodes from “Ballers” and “Room 104” online. The hackers claim that they stole 1.5 terabytes of data and promised that more of HBO’s content is “coming soon,” including the script for Season 7, Episode 4 for “Game of Thrones.”

On Sunday, an anonymous email was sent to many reporters announcing the hack:

“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”

The network released their own statement on the security breach:

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler sent an email to his company’s employees informing them of the breach:

“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. Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us. I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests. The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean. It is a textbook example of quintessential HBO teamwork. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”

In November, there was a huge leak of the script for Season 7 of “GoT.”

To prevent leaks, HBO should make Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons as their new head of security.

[EW]

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