In a strange coincidence, the hacker stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, which included material on the fantasy series Game of Thrones, in which he used to periodically threaten to leak, but someone else killed him.
Before completing the Hackers threat, unknown episode 4, The Spoils of War, was leaked online three days before its official air date on Friday. The leak is originated from Hotstar, the Indian streaming service where the show ‘Minutes After America’ has been broadcast.
The file, which is being broadcast on the theft website, confirms that this episode is the smallest of the season, it stays up to 50 minutes on the Star India watermark file.
According to a report on The Verge, “A leak from a distribution partner is online, this is the source of the episode.” Distribution partner is Star India, and the company’s logos appear watermarks in full leaked episodes. ”
A Star India spokesman confirmed the leak: “This Game of Thrones affirms the agreement of season 7 episode 4, which was the first afternoon,” the spokesman said. “We take this violation very seriously and immediately begin forensic investigation at the end of our and technical partners so that the cause can be fixed immediately. This is a serious issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”
HBO had refused to specify which material was targeted in the previous hack, although there was rumored to steal the episodes of balls and 104 rooms. Although this leak is a part of a separate event.
HBO President Richard Plepler addressed the basic interest in writing in a message in which the company had shared with the journalists, “As most of you have heard so far, a cyber incident directed at the company has happened. As a result, some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming. “
In an automated email reply sent to Variety, the hacker had written that “Sunday” could come next week, saying they would “release the leak gradually” every week.
The Game of Thrones currently has three episodes in its seventh season.