Not only Winter is here, but it also seems that a serious spoiler alert is on the agenda, too. You may remember the devastating news we brought you two days ago about an HBO hack which involved the malicious individuals being able to steal the script and other associated information about Game of Thrones and other HBO shows.
Well, in a follow-up, it has now been confirmed that the script, summary, and associated storyboards of season 7 episode have indeed leaked online ahead of its airing.
Executives from companies like HBO never want to walk into the office in the morning or be alerted in the middle of the night to a data breach of this nature. But it’s something that we are becoming and more accustomed to hearing about with a similar situation affecting Sony a number of years ago.
In this instance, the company has jumped into quick and decisive action to issue a number of immediate DCMA takedown notices to try and get as much of the leaked content offline as possible, but it appears that a short script and a homemade storyboard relating to next weeks “Spoils of War” episode can still be found with a simple bit of perseverance.
In addition to information pertaining to this particular episode leaking online, it has also been confirmed that the hackers were able to obtain thousands of HBO internal documents which could possibly include data and passwords which may be used to identify a specific individual. That in itself is bad enough, but hardcore Game of Throne fans will simply not want this season spoiled by being given an early preview of what’s to come from season 7 episode 4.
One saving grace here from a fan perspective is that the stolen script is actually dated April 2016, which means that it was put together over twelve months ago and therefore could be potentially be slightly out of date or contain key scenes which have subsequently been altered, or have dialogue and storyline that is changed.
Also, as mentioned earlier, it wasn’t just GoT which was affected, either. The hackers involved claim to have taken a whopping 1.5 terabytes of data in total from HBO’s servers, amongst which was a number of episodes of Ballers, Room 104, and Barry which is yet to actually hit the screens.
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