HBO confirmed that hackers were able to breach HBO’s online security systems and have leaked upcoming episodes of multiple series and at least one script.
“Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.”
The hackers claimed that they stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO. A full episode of “Ballers” and “Room 104” have been leaked online as well as a script that’s allegedly for the next episode of Game of Thrones.
HBO isn’t the first media organization to be the victim of hackers. In April, a hacker published episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black ahead of their premiere dates.
The hack was stated in an anonymous email that was sent to reporters:
“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.”
It’s unclear if the hackers managed to get their hands on a full episode of Game of Thrones. and the company is not commenting.