HBO hack leakes Game of Thrones content online

The fact that Game of Thrones is a television phenomenon is undeniable and, as far as I know, it's the most watched TV series in history, so we're used to it generating quite a lot of buzz and seeing various leaks. However, usually it's just something like a photo of the set showing an unexpected scene, but now, things have gotten a lot more serious. According to reports that have been confirmed by the company, HBO has been hacked and GoT-related data was stolen.

Don't get too excited just yet; as far as I know, the videos themselves haven't been stolen, so you won't be able to binge on leaked episodes. However, it appears that the screenplay for an episode from season 7, which is currently ongoing, is part of the hacker's capture. According to posts in which they were bragging about their deed, the cyber attackers have managed to steal approximately 1.5 terabytes of HBO's data and episodes from other TV shows such as Ballers or Room 104 have already been spotted on the Internet. Furthermore, in the previously mentioned posts, the hackers were also hinting about some future leaks, so we may not have seen the extent of it just yet.

Love it or hate it, we all know that Game of Thrones is a big deal and the series has even generated one the best PC games inspired from TV shows. Nevertheless, I don't understand why people are so interested in leaks; the whole beauty of watching a show you like is to actually watch it, not to read stolen screenplays on some shady websites that will simply take all the joy out of it.

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