It has been reported that unknown hackers are threatening to leak new episodes of “Game of Thrones” after breaching the security systems of U.S. cable network HBO.The anonymous cyber criminals went public with their online attack on Sunday, when they emailed a number of reporters claiming to have obtained previously unreleased footage from the cult fantasy drama series. Leaders of HBO confirmed it had fallen victim to hackers on Monday, as upcoming episodes of the network’s shows “Ballers”, starring Dwayne Johnson, and “Room 104” surfaced online. A script purported to be from the Aug. 6 installment of “Game of Thrones’” seventh season was also published on the internet, as the culprits promised more would be “coming soon.”In a statement shared a post, it read, “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information.“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.” However, It is not the first time TV executives have had to fight “Game of Thrones” footage from leaking – in 2015, the first four episodes of season five were illegally distributed online before the series, which stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, premiered.
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