Hackers Strike HBO, Take Unreleased Episodes, Scripts — BEWARE Game of Thrones Fans!
If you're a Game of Thrones fan, and you aren't able to watch the show when it's released, you probably live in fear of spoilers. Well, it's possible things might get even worse for you. It's being reported that hackers have hit HBO's servers, and unreleased episodes and scripts of their shows are showing up online.
Entertainment Weekly reports that 1.5 terabytes of data were stolen, while Gizmodo reports that unreleased episodes of HBO shows Ballers and Room 104 have already appeared online...
...as well a script that looks an awful lot like next week’s Game of Thrones episode. This is not a drill. -- Gizmodo
Back in 2015 hackers struck, and several of Season 5's episodes made it to the internet. I mean, we all survived, but dude there was a moment there when things were touch and go.
HBO hasn't confirmed what was taken, but they're PISSED.
“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 cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.” -- Entertainment Weekly
So, depending on how you feel about all this, either be wary of sudden spoilers or good luck tracking down the rest of the season (which, legally speaking, we DO NOT condone).