Game of Thrones Episode Leak

HBO Cyberattack is "Seven Times Worse" Than the Sony Hack

Earlier this week HBO experienced a security breach which has now led to the 4th episode of it's most raved about program, Game Of Thrones, being leaked online in a low-quality format.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly joining the investigation into a hack that resulted in unreleased episodes, photos and scripts of popular HBO shows being leaked online, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Game of Thrones has been hit by leaks and pirating in prior seasons, with unauthorized files being downloaded and shared millions of times. "There's a high possibility that this hack could have huge financial ramifications on both HBO's revenues and the acquisition".

Around the globe, Game of Thrones airs in 186 (!) countries and territories, according to TV Web, including the UK. "This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action", a Star India spokesperson said in a statement. Hackers obtained the script for "The Spoils of War" along with episodes of other HBO shows in a breach that could be seven times larger than the devastating attack against Sony in 2014. The leaked version bears watermarks indicating that it was a screener meant for internal viewing, perhaps for censoring prior to telecast. At first and throughout the 90s and early 2000s, most hackers intended primarily on vandalism attacks rather than for making money.

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HBO has struggled to run its own operations in India, and handed off distribution duties to Star India back in 2015.

The final season of "Game of Thrones" will air in 2018. Over 1.5 TB of data from the firm was allegedly stolen by hackers, not including thousands of documents such as personal employee records. Even more chilling, there was no ransom demand, say sources, leaving the motive in question and raising the specter that video footage, internal documents or even email correspondence could be leaked...

The hackers have apparently suggested that they will release additional information soon.

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