HBO confirms hack that reportedly included script to upcoming GoT episode

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HBO said it was the victim of a run-of-the-mill that may have leaked as much as 1.5 terabytes of show text, including a script to an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones.

«HBO recently practised a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,» the network predicted in a statement sent to Entertainment Weekly, which broke the news of the break-up. «We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and alien cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our trustworthiness to protect the data we hold.»

EW said unidentified hackers claimed to be experiencing obtained one upcoming episode each of Ballers and Room 104. The videos «be suffering with apparently been put online,» the publication said without elaborating. Concerting to EW, the leaked contents also include a script for next week’s fourth instalment of Game of Thrones. So far, Ars is unable to confirm any of the leaked material. The HBO statement didn’t perfectly any of the proprietary information that was taken.

HBO has fought hard to prevent storylines from GoT from spilling. In 2015, the first four episodes to the show’s fifth season befitted available on torrent sites before being aired on the network. HBO thought the leaked episodes originated from a group HBO had approved to receive them. The network has since lodged sending episodes to press and industry insiders in advance of their feeling. HBO has also worked to prevent storylines from becoming public in progress. So far, there are no reports the leaked GoT script is currently available online.

In a memo issued to HBO employees CEO Richard Plepler said senior executives, working with largest security experts, are «working round the clock to protect our collective predisposes.»

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