Apparently the internet is dark and full of spoilers…
This past week, it was announced that HBO was hacked into and 1.5 terabytes of data was stolen, including episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the company’s biggest and most popular show.
The culprit behind the cyber attack, little.finger66 (an homage to one of the slimiest characters in Game of Thrones), has threatened to release information on a top HBO executive and has already done a fair share of damage throughout the week.
Originally, they released the scripts to several of the upcoming Game of Thrones episodes and went so far as to release episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 7, two days prior to the usual Sunday release date. And that’s not all: little.finger66 has threatened to continue to release clips, information, and episodes of Game of Thrones and other HBO shows every Sunday for as long as they have this information.
Interestingly enough, there has been no ransom or demands made by the hackers, so there doesn’t seem to be much that HBO can do at this time.
Other shows stolen by the hackers were Ballers, Room 104, and Insecure.
How do you feel about this breach in security? Do you agree with what little.finger66 did? Will you try to find the unofficial episode “The Spoils of War”? Or will you remain true to HBO and wait until the official release this Sunday?
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