HBO is hacked; new episodes possibly stolen
Hackers have stolen what HBO on Monday called “proprietary information” from the company’s computers. And though it has not disclosed what was taken, some news reports say the stolen goods may include new epi- sodes of some series and also material related to “Game of Thrones.”
HBO chief execu t ive Richard Plepler reported the breach in an email to employees Monday morning, saying that “there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming. Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disrup- tive, unsettling, and disturb- ing for all of us.”
Entertainment Weekly quoted an email from unidentified hackers claiming that they had taken 1.5 terabytes of information, including unspecified material from “Game of Thrones.”
One episode each of Ballers and Room 104 had been posted online. No episodes of “Game of Thrones” have yet appeared.