Hackers Target ‘Game of Thrones’ in HBO Cyberattack (Report)

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the network says

Last Updated: July 31, 2017 @ 5:37 PM

HBO is the latest television provider to fall victim to cyberattack, including unreleased episodes of “Game of Thrones,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

The network confirmed in a statement that it was recently hacked by undisclosed persons who gained access to “proprietary information,” but did not confirm the details of the incident.

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the statement reads. “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

Entertainment Weekly reports that the hackers obtained several unreleased episodes of “Game of Thrones,” as well as the script for the Aug. 6 episode, all of which were leaked online.

The HBO hack follows a high profile attack on Netflix by a hacker who, in April, released the current season of “Orange is the New Black” after a ransom demand against Netflix was rejected. The hacker claimed to have committed a similar attack on ABC in June, a claim Disney CEO Bob Iger denied.