A hacker has launched what could be a script from the subsequent episode of Recreation of Thrones—and extra leaks could also be on the best way. Leisure Weekly reviews that a hacker put upcoming episodes of Ballers and Room 104 on-line, plus a script that’s apparently the subsequent episode of Recreation of Thrones. The individual behind the cyberattack guarantees extra is “coming quickly,” and an nameless e-mail was reportedly despatched to varied journalists celebrating the leak. The chairman and CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler, emailed staff concerning the knowledge breach, calling it “disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing.”
“HBO lately skilled a cyber incident, which resulted within the compromise of proprietary info,” the community stated in a press release. “We instantly started investigating the incident and are working with regulation enforcement and out of doors cybersecurity companies. Knowledge safety is a prime precedence at HBO, and we take significantly our duty to guard the info we maintain.”
HBO, together with many different networks, has needed to work to guard itself from cyberattacks and leaked episodes through the years. Simply in April, a hacker leaked episodes of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black earlier than the season was set to air; she or he had held them for ransom, in accordance with the New York Occasions. And in response to Leisure Weekly, HBO not sends episodes prematurely due to previous episodes that leaked on-line.
It is unclear precisely what Recreation of Thrones particulars have been launched within the hack, or if the script was even reliable within the first place. HBO will not touch upon that, naturally, and maybe it is for the perfect. Why spoil the shock for Sunday night time?