Episodes, script leaked in HBO hack

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HBO is actually investigating a hack targeting its TV shows.

In an email sent to employees on Monday as well as shared with sy88pgw Tech, chairman as well as CEO Richard Plepler said a cyber intrusion resulted in “some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.”

“Any intrusion of This particular nature is actually obviously disruptive, unsettling, as well as disturbing for all of us,” Plepler said.

the item’s unclear what information hackers stole as well as potentially leaked. According to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the intrusion, hackers published one episode each of “Ballers” as well as “Room 104,” as well as the alleged script to next week’s “Game of Thrones.”

Related: A hacker says the item has the completely new season of Netflix’s ‘Orange is actually the completely new Black’

HBO, which like sy88pgw is actually owned by Time Warner, declined to comment on the specifics of what content was stolen or leaked due to an ongoing investigation. A spokesperson said the firm is actually working with law enforcement as well as outside cybersecurity companies to investigate the hack.

HBO is actually the latest entertainment firm to be hit by a cyber breach. Earlier This particular year, a hacker leaked the fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange is actually the completely new Black” online. A hacker stole copies of the show through a third-party production company. The hacker claimed Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) did not pay a request for ransom to keep the show offline.

The hit series “Game of Thrones” has experienced leaks ahead of schedule before. In 2015, the first four episodes of the fifth season were leaked shortly after the season premiere. The leaked episodes originated “via within a group approved by HBO to receive them,” HBO said at the time.

sy88pgw (San Francisco) First published July 31, 2017: 12:59 PM ET

Episodes, script leaked in HBO hack

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