Bad news forfans (or good news, depending on your sense of morality): Full episodes are officially being leaked, so spoilers are officially coming. Just a few days after news broke that HBO had been hacked,Sunday night’s upcomingepisode has reportedly leaked online. However, according to HBO, the Season 7 Episode 4 leak is not part of the original HBO hack.
According to a report from Mashable, Season 7, Episode 4, titled The Spoils of War, has shown up online, two days before the episode is meant to air on Sunday. Mashable discovered the episode onr/freefolk, an unmoderatedsubreddit.
An HBO spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable,
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.
The leaked file was originally posted on Reddit via Google Drive, but has since been taken down for violating GoogleDrive’s TOS. However, a working link can still currently be found in the comments section. The user who posted the link wrote it was a gift from Pakistan.
HBO has notoriously kept an extremely tight lock on. It’s one of the few shows left to care so deeply about spoilers and leaks for example, no screeners were availableto any members of the press for Season 7. Earlier this week, news broke that hackers had acquired1.5 terabytes of data from HBO. Full episodes of and had been released, along with written material containing spoilers for Season 7 Episode 4 of. But it was unclear whether full episodes of HBO’s prized gem had been stolen.
HBO’s hack is just one of many in a growing trend of holding popular TV shows and films for ransom.Earlier this year, the entire fifth season ofwas released onlinetwo months before the premiere datebecause Netflix refused to pay hackers the ransom.
So if you really don’t want to get spoiled for , I stay away from the dark corners of the internet this weekend. But hopefully you’re doing that anyways.
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