“The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.
The “Mr Smith group” of hackers told tech site Mashable that it has access to “many HBO platforms” and that HBO should be “ready” for the leak of episode six, which aired on Sunday, and episode seven of its biggest hit immediately ahead of the show’s finale at the end of the week.”
Rumour is they split up the seasons 7 to 7+8 so the entire final season conclusion couldn’t be released at once.
Would be a shame if that happened.
“Analysts agree that HBO was aided by the fact that the hackers only released a few shows and that an entire season wasn’t released in one go, forcing viewers who wanted to watch it as soon as possible to subscribe to the TV network.
More potentially damaging to HBO could be the release of further sensitive information. Previous dumps listing actors’ personal details, scripts, shooting plans and a trove of emails. Up to now the damage caused to HBO by the leaks has paled in comparison to the chaos caused by the hacks on Sony Pictures in 2014.
A person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorised to speak publicly, said HBO was proactive in communicating with the Game of Thrones actors ahead of their personal information being released to the public, which may have helped mitigate the impact of confidential data leaks.”
It makes no difference to me, I already know the end. It doesn’t make much sense given the source material. Betting on it’s fun. Making shekels never gets old.
Meanwhile, the Guardian incite destruction of cultural history, art and public property.
Told ya so.
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