Hackers have stolen 1.5TB of data, including un-broadcasted episodes of Game of Thrones, from HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, leading some to believe that perhaps being fans of the show they couldn’t handle the suspense!
In a startling development, U.S Cable giant HBO has disclosed that hackers have been able to steal its upcoming programming, including the script for an unaired episode of the hugely popular fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones.”
HBO has declined to comment on the specifics of the programming that has been stolen.
“As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming,” wrote Richard Plepler, HBO’s Chairman in a message to employees.
HBO has declined to comment on reports that the unaired episodes and scripts were among the data that was stolen by hackers, citing an “ongoing investigation” by unspecified law enforcement officials.
Entertainment Weekly has reported that the 1.5TB stolen materials have already surfaced online, including the unaired episodes of “Ballers” and “Room 104,” along with “a script or treatment” for next week’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”
The seventh season of Game of Thrones is on and HBO is scheduled to wrap up the programing by next year.