Hackers that infiltrated the premium cable network HBO not only stole new episodes of the highly popular “Game of Thrones” series, but also reportedly purloined “Curb Your Enthusiasm” content, according to a Bloomberg report published Wednesday.
The company, owned by Time Warner, is conducting a deep analysis into how the cyber theft occurred, and what exactly was taken or surveilled. Internal communications is a high concern and priority.
“Many people have expressed particular concern about our email system,” HBO CEO Richard Pepler wrote in a memo sent to employees Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. “At this time, we do not believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised, but the forensic review is ongoing.” (RELATED: Hacked Emails Tie HBO’s John Oliver Directly To Clinton Foundation [VIDEO])
After HBO suffered the severe cyberattack, which was discovered sometime Monday, hackers published full episodes of Game of Thrones and other original shows, like “Ballers” and “Room 104.”
“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms,” the company said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
New episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which are set to air this fall, have not yet been publicized. (RELATED: Sharing Passwords For Video-Streaming Services Is Now Illegal)
However, due to an ominous email sent to reporters from an anonymous address, it is quite possible an unofficial, illicit premiere could be coming soon.
“Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!!” the sinister message read, according to EW. “You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”
HBO isn’t the only entertainment content provider to have their episodes virtually stolen.
Netflix also fell victim to a hacker after one snatched and leaked previously unreleased episodes of its original series “Orange Is The New Black.” The hacker promised that other networks would be next.
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