New reports reveal that a complete episode of season 7 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has leaked online. According to reports, an episode of the series which is expected to premiere Sunday has recently leaked online. The episode 4 of the seventh season of the series, titled “The Spoils of War,” has gone viral since it leaked on Friday morning. the seventh season of the series kicked off in July.
According to EW, not long after facing a whole lot of controversy, HBO was recently faced with a security breach that led to the loss of some important files, the leaked episode of “Game of Thrones” inclusive. It is reported that the episode which leaked as a result of the hacked that is termed “the greatest leak of the digital era” is of a very low quality.
However, reports note that the recent hack is different from that which led to the leak of the episode’s script earlier this week. It is reported by The Guardian that the recent leak of episode 4 “Game of Thrones” season 7 came in through HBO’s Indian distribution partner, Star India as confirmed by The Verge.
“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 distributors’ spokesperson said. Meanwhile, as fans already know this is not the first time the ‘Game of Thrones’ has leaked or faced unauthorized distribution and issues of pirating as similar incident were reported with previous seasons.
The episode 3 of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 aired last Sunday and the fourth episode, Which has now been hit by the recent hack is scheduled to air this Sunday. It is been reported that upcoming week’s episodes of other shows including that of Room 104 and Ballers had also been stolen.
Reports also state that some journalists stated that they received emails last Sunday night informing them that “the greatest leak of cyber space era is happening” and requesting them to spread the information. This came not long after HBO announced that it is planning on creating a drama series titled Confederate.
The network stated that the upcoming series is set in the deep south and centers on what America would have been like if slavery had remained legal and the outcome of the civil war had been different. The announcement came almost at the same time with that of Amazon. Amazon also announced that it was planning a series titled New Colonia that centers on America’s post-civil war era. It will focus on what would have happened if freed slaves were allowed control of three southern states as reparations.