Bad news... upcoming episodes and scripts from a handful of HBO’s T.V shows are showing up online via hackers who managed to get past the company's systems. An upcoming episode of Ballers and Room 104 have apparently been put online already and written material from next week’s S7 E4 episode of Game of Thrones- “Spoils of War”.
“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 cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold,” the network confirmed in a statement.
According to E.W, the culprits claimed to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of data from the company. So far, an upcoming episode of Ballers and Room 104 have apparently been put online. There is also written material that’s allegedly from next week’s fourth episode of Game of Thrones. More is promised to be “coming soon.”
For now, HBO isn’t commenting on what content might have been stolen or confirming specific titles.
Huh... are hackers that cheeky, deprived and heartless that they simply can’t wait for the actual air date? Freedom of information and all that... but this is really unacceptable!