Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online

Calvin Saunders
August 5, 2017

Links to the fourth episode of "Game of Thrones" season 7, set to premiere August 6 on HBO, appeared on a discussion board on Reddit, as first reported by the Verge.

HBO confirmed to Vulture that the Game of Thrones episode leak came from Star India and not from its own network.

In a weird coincidence, hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, including material on fantasy series Game of Thrones, which they threatened to leak periodically, but someone else beat them to it. "This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon", says a Star India spokesperson.

Earlier this year, a hacker penetrated Netflix and leaked episodes from the fifth season of Orange Is The New Black ahead of its air date.

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB White teamed up to write Confederate, which they originally envisioned as a feature film but then chose to serialize on television instead.

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If the hackers do manage to leak episodes of Game of Thrones, it would not be the first time.

The WinterLeak website contains numerous references to Game of Thrones, undoubtedly one of HBO's biggest properties. Episodes from other unreleased TV series also leaked, indicating that HBO may be dealing with a serious issue. The leaked version bears watermarks indicating that it was a screener meant for internal viewing, perhaps for censoring prior to telecast. Episodes of Ballers and Room 104 have turned up online, as have two episodes of Barry, a hit-man comedy comedy starring Bill Hader not due to air until 2018.

Variety's report said that hackers published stolen information about the executive, including: "information to dozens of online accounts, including paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services".

It comes not long after scripts from upcoming episodes made their way online after HBO was hacked.

We've reached out to HBO for comment on the reported leak, and will update this post if we hear back. But the cable network is still exercising vigilance over internal company documents taken in the reported 1.5-terabyte hack.

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