Hackers Break Into HBO's Networks, Leak 'Game of Thrones' Script

Hackers Break Into HBO's Networks, Leak 'Game of Thrones' Script

While Game of Thrones has a legion of diehard fans, the show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, aren't getting a lot of love for their next HBO series, Confederate.

EW reports that, on Sunday, several reporters received an anonymous email proudly announcing the hack.

"Hi to all mankind". The leak happened after HBO mailed DVD copies of the episodes to members of the media for review, according to Forbes.

"For me and Nichelle, it's deeply personal because we are the offspring of this history", Malcolm recently told Vulture of the show.

HBO spokesperson Jeff Cusson would not tell The Associated Press which specific TV episodes, movies or other video the hackers made off with.

In a statement released Monday, network officials confirmed that "proprietary information" was compromised in a cyberattack. A spokesperson said the firm is working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity companies to investigate the hack. "The protection of our data is the high priority for HBO, and we take seriously our responsibilities to protect them", said HBO Entertainment Weekly. Plepler went on to call the attack "disruptive, unsettling and disturbing". There is also written material that's allegedly from next week's fourth episode of Game of Thrones.

HBO would not divulge what might have been stolen.

"Game of Thrones" has been the most popular show to pirate since 2012, according to TorrentFreak.com.

In April, a hacker penetrated Netflix to release episodes from season 5 of Orange Is the New Black ahead of its summer return. The hack was apparently prompted by the satirical film "The Interview", in which a news crew scores an interview with Kim Jong Un - and is asked by the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate him. For starters, if you think the network-and Hollywood in general, for that matter-is actually going to listen to criticisms from people of color when the criticisms are coming from inside the house, you haven't been paying much attention to the entertainment industry, period.

The BBC has not been able to independently verify that the hackers possess the material they claim to have stolen. Season 7, the third episode of which airs tonight, will be the shortest season yet at just seven episodes.

She said the best chance of success was to send a message to HBO before the show progresses any further. HBO has since halted the practice of sending any episodes in advance.



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