It’s bad enough that the characters of Game of Thrones have to deal with White Walkers, the Army of the Dead, and dragons. But now, they’re facing something even worse: hackers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
HBO recently confirmed that the company “experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information”.
An investigation is underway and HBO is working with “outside cyber security firms” to deal with this issue.
So far, an upcoming episode of Ballers and Room 104 have already appeared online and Game of Thrones was not exempt from this hack. Though no future episodes have been leaked, it seems as though a script for next week’s episode has been released.
On Sunday, an anonymous email sent to reporters stated the following:
“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.”
Reports of hacks have been in the news as of late. Disney was recently threatened with an early release of Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Netflix was also targeted in April with leaks of the new season of Orange is the New Black.
Though HBO’s hack is not as severe as the massive Sony email hack back in 2014, it does sound alarms. An estimate of 1.5 terabytes were claimed to have been stolen. Sony experienced an estimate of 100 terabytes, making it the biggest Hollywood hack in history.
It is not the first time HBO has experienced hacks. Back in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, the first 4 episodes leaked online before the show’s premiere. In the same year, clips were also leaked that even showed *spoiler* Jon Snow’s (Kit Harrington) death.
This is an ongoing investigation and more developments will be released soon. As they say, “the night is dark and full of terrors.”