Three episodes into the seventh season of the iconic series of HBO “Game of Thrones” and the channel already suffers a havoc of a week. Earlier this week HBO’s servers were breached to release the script of the episode while soon on the morning of august 4th the leaked, low- quality version of the unaired episode appeared online.
It was confirmed that this leaked episode was not a part of the previous hack and that the Indian distribution partner Star India’s logo was found in the bottom of the leaked episode proving its involvement in the matter.
A Star India spokesperson confirmed saying ““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.”
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— Star TV Network (@starindia) August 4, 2017
This is not the first time that such a pirating incident is taking place with regard to the series.
An intriguing action occurred when some journalists received emails last Sunday night announcing, “the greatest leak of cyber space era is happening” and directing the media to spread it around. The message had a disturbing end saying, “Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”
HBO didn’t pay much heed to it claiming it to be rowdy and disturbing and immediately put authorities to investigate.
After similar past incidents HBO had stopped the practice of sending advanced review screeners to tighten security and protect their matter but these actions have ultimately come out as useless after this week’s breaches.
The highly talked about TV series always manages to land itself in such a pickle pushing it further into the category of “the most talked about show.”