Game of Thrones fans should find out that the newest episode of the famous television series has leaked online. This means that the fourth episode of the latest season of Game of Thrones is available before the official airing on HBO.
The leak was revealed by Star India, HBO’s distribution partner. Star India said that the breach is a serious issue and the companies plan on taking legal action. “This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon. We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action,” the statement said.
Without a doubt, this is a very serious issue for HBO, which has based its whole series on the surprise element, which has kept fans captured by Game of Thrones. Being able to find out what happened in the latest episode, before its airing on HBO, is surely not a great thing for the company.
The latest episode of Game of Thrones is titled “The Spoils of War.” The episode initially appeared on Reddit. This leaked episode is a low-resolution one. The episode leaked from Star India, as there allegedly is a watermark on the video which makes the connection with this distributor. At this point, there are no other details available about the leak.
However, it seems that this leak is not part of the hack that was revealed by HBO earlier this week. The company then announced its employees that hackers had stolen “proprietary information”, but gave no other insights into what happened. Some reports said that the hackers actually took 1.5 terabytes of data from the famous company, including two upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones. Some reports claimed that Star India could have been hacked by the same attackers, but this is just speculation for now, as a link has not been confirmed.