It appears that the hackers who stole content from HBO got more than one episode of the famous TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ as fresh content related to the show has been dumped online.
According to the latest reports the fresh cache of stolen files includes scripts from five Game of Thrones episodes and a month’s worth of email from the account of an HBO programming executive.
It has been reported that the hacker identifies himself as ‘Mr. Smith’ but so far the location of the hacker has not been revealed. HBO had confirmed the hack took place last week and since then the fresh load of content has been coming online from time to time.
The company’s representatives have reported that they are working day and night to investigate this leak and they will get to the attacker soon. The company is working with the police and cyber-security experts in order to get to the bottom of this issue.
The loss of this ‘propriety information’ has tarnished the reputation of the company which is placing itself for a sale at the moment. HBO is owned by Time Warner and a sale of the network is in the works.
Last week fans of the series rejoiced as HBO had to release the fourth episode of GOT’s season 7 a few days before the release date due to the hack. The episode – titled “The Spoils of War” – was made available on social news aggregation and discussion website Reddit, days before it was originally scheduled to air.
It is being speculated that the leak originated from Star India, but nothing can be confirmed so far.