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HBO Hackers Reportedly Threaten to Release Season Finale of Game of Thrones

Lamar Ellis | 21 August, 2017, 01:05

"Game of Thrones" has had a rough few weaks after a number of episodes were leaked by hackers and HBO Spain accidentally released the unaired sixth episode of the season. HBO also has the HBO GO service which provides people with streaming of the episodes at anytime which has shown that the first two episodes of season seven have been seen by over 30 million viewers so far.

Previously also the network's social media accounts were hacked on Wednesday by another hacking group "OurMine". It includes login credentials for many HBO social media accounts.

Mashable reached out to HBO for a statement, and received an old reply: "We are not in communication with the hacker and we're not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released", it read in part. "Be ready for GOT S7 E6 &E7 as soon as possible", Mashable quoted the hackers as having conveyed. It was just a simple video from the set of season 7, episode 5, where Jon Snow just waves his cloak.

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However, it is rumored that these episodes will be supersized - a rumor which HBO has yet to confirm officially. You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what's going to happen that season. The premise is even more harrowing: a small band of heroes (if you can call them all that) led by Jon Snow journey beyond the wall to bring proof of the White Walkers back to Daenerys.

Ankush Johar, director of BugsBounty.com - a crowdsourced security platform for ethical hackers and organisations, said: "This "episode" appears to be titled Game of Thorns for HBO!".

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