'Game of Thrones" script leaked after massive HBO cyber hack

'Game of Thrones" script leaked after massive HBO cyber hack
Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 11:00:18-04

(RNN) –  Hackers broke into HBO’s servers and claimed to have taken 1.5 terabytes of data that included a script from mega-hit “Game of Thrones” and episodes of other shows.

An apparent script of next week’s Episode 4 of "Game of Thrones" and upcoming episodes of "Ballers" and "Room 104" were released online, Gizmodo reported.

"Entertainment Weekly" was the first to publish a written statement from HBO confirming the compromise of “proprietary information.” The company is investigating the incident and working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms, the release stated.

On Sunday the apparent hackers sent an anonymous email to multiple reporters taking credit for the hack and boasting about having the "Game of Thrones" material.

“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.” 

HBO has not commented on what specific content was stolen or how much data the hackers have taken. The network also has not released whether emails or other sensitive data might have been compromised, as in the disastrous 2014 Sony Hack, where 100 terabytes of data were stolen.

Last April, hackers broke into Netflix to release episodes of "Orange is the New Black" before its official debut months later.

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