HBO is hacked; new episodes pos­si­bly stolen

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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.

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