Hackers Hit Game Of Thrones

The Verge confirms that a low-quality version of Season 7, Episode 4 - titled "The Spoils of War" - appeared online on Friday, with a "for internal viewing only" watermark.

A never before seen summary of the next "Game of Thrones" episode and copies of other HBO shows have been posted online by a hacker group that breached the firm's network. "The new episode has leaked from Star India, one of HBO's global network partners, which receives episodes in advance of air". The news of Game of Thrones Season 7 Full Episode 4 leaked online is turning out be the biggest spoiler for the makers as now internet is flooded with crucial spoilers coming ahead. "This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action", Star India said, The Verge reported. Star India also confirmed the leak and said it is investigating who was responsible.

This is a developing story. Now the network is working along with law enforcement and independent cyber security experts to investigate the attack.

The report notes an earlier incident, where HBO's Nordic subsidiary released an episode a day prior to its scheduled airing. It may be recalled that the first four episodes of the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 were leaked.

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"A staggering 1.5 terabytes of data was purportedly stolen from HBO - the United States television network behind the likes of Game Of Thrones, WestWorld, Ballers, and more - on Monday", Claims Express Online.

At the time, the only Game of Thrones-related items exposed were written materials for upcoming episodes. A reported 1.5 terabytes of information was stolen, but precisely what it contains beyond the programming content is not yet known.

"We do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised", CEO Richard Plepler wrote.

Earlier this week, the network suffered a disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing cyber attack, which resulted in the theft of 1.5 TB data.

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