HBO accidentally leaks next week's Game of Thrones Episode

It seems HBO were able to beat the hackers to the punch

HBO accidentally leaks next week's Game of Thrones Episode

HBO accidentally leaks next week's Game of Thrones Episode

 
In recent months HBO has been suffering from a string of major leaks, with the most notable of these leaks coming as a result of a major cyber attack that allowed episodes and scripts for several major TV shows to be leaked and distributed online. 


Today it has been revealed that HBO has accidentally leaked episode 6 of their latest season of Game of Thrones, a full four days before the episode is set to officially go live. Last night, HBO subscribers in Spain were able to watch next week's episode of Game of Thrones, which has also allowed people to record and then distribute the episode on torrent sites.

HBO was able to quickly address this issue and take the episode down, though that was not fast enough to prevent the episode from becoming available to pirates. Below is HBO's official statement on the leak, which was originally sent to The Verge.   


We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third-party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognised. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the US.

 

HBO accidentally leaks next week's Game of Thrones Episode

 

With the leaking of Episode 6, we recommend that fans of the series be careful to avoid spoilers until the episode's official release on TV and official streaming platforms.

 

You can join the discussion on HBO's accidental leaking of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 on the OC3D Forums.

 

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16-08-2017, 12:56:12

Dicehunter
As I said on the Facebook page, "Accidentally" so the people who download it are tracked and fined.Quote

16-08-2017, 18:42:51

Gothmoth
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
As I said on the Facebook page, "Accidentally" so the people who download it are tracked and fined.
lol.. yeah they track millions of downloaders for what.... and they ruin it for the subscribers who pay.

only complete conspiracy nutjobs can come up with such an idea.

the only feasible way to make such stupid idea at least a bit workable is when they setup a P2P honeypot. that way they can collect IP´s themselves.

no web filehoster will give out data... or they can close shop.


they would then have to work with some anti piracy companys in nations who actually care and have copyright laws that are enforced. but setting up a honeypot can fire back in some of the countrys who actually do care about copyright laws.


i bet HBO has already given out a few pink slips.Quote

16-08-2017, 18:59:01

MacLeod
Am I like the only person on the planet that has never seen a single episode of this show?Quote

16-08-2017, 19:11:44

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
lol.. yeah they track millions of downloaders for what.... and they ruin it for the subscribers who pay.

only complete conspiracy nutjobs can come up with such an idea.

the only feasible way to make such stupid idea at least a bit workable is when they setup a P2P honeypot. that way they can collect IP´s themselves.

no web filehoster will give out data... or they can close shop.


they would then have to work with some anti piracy companys in nations who actually care and have copyright laws that are enforced. but setting up a honeypot can fire back in some of the countrys who actually do care about copyright laws.


i bet HBO has already given out a few pink slips.
Oh yeah conspiracy nutjobs..........that's why a friend of mine got a fine backed by a court order after downloading the last "leaked" episode of GoT.....but yeah...total nutjobs......Quote

17-08-2017, 00:13:43

Surfie
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Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
Am I like the only person on the planet that has never seen a single episode of this show?
Nope.

I have not seen it, and from overhearing others talking about it, it seems like i'm not missing particularly much, and so have no incentive TO see it.Quote
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