Home Box Office popularly known as HBO is an American premium cable and satellite television network. One of the most popular shows on the HBO got leaked. Can you guess it? GOT! Game of Throne the most prized show of every person in the world got leaked. Someone just breaks into the script of Game of Throne series. Hackers have broken into the television network and allegedly leaked pending episodes of a number of shows. These shows include the name of “Game of Thrones”.
Additionally, the hackers have also released a script that is reportedly for the upcoming fourth episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7.
HBO confirmed the interruption in a declaration sent to Variety. It is reported that.
“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 cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
Entertainment Weekly a magazine published by the Time inc. was first to report about this terrible hack and leaked content of the HBO network happened on Monday, 31st July 2017. The hackers have gotten a total of 1.5 TB (terabytes) of data. This is one huge amount of data. Rendering to the report published by the magazine, the hackers who leaked the content of Game of Throne, have already leaked unreleased episodes of two shows named “Ballers” and “Room 104.”
HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler who was appointed on 2013 said the hack in an email to employees, calling it
“Disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us.”
Richard Plepler the CEO also said that
“The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of,” he wrote. “As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”
Adding salt to the injury, an anonymous email sent to the reporters which said:
“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh, I forget to tell. It’s 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.”
In answering the email sent to the reporters, the CEO of HBO network said
“The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”
It is still not clear who is behind the hack, an organization or an individual, but it is not the first time the Hollywood suffered this kind of hack. A group of hackers that is supposed to have been assisted by North Korea hacked into the networks of famous Sony Pictures in 2014. These hackers then released tons of emails as well as scripts and video files.
It also happened in late 2016, hackers broke into the network of a small post-production retailer and stole TV show episodes from the famous Netflix and multiple other TV networks.