Since Hollywood entertainment company HBO announced the return of their hit series Game of Thrones, to crazed fans have gone out of their way to either download the show episode by episode or wait for it to air on TV.
Well, some fans couldn’t take the waiting game any longer and have now hacked into HBO servers and stolen several episodes and scripts.
Up to 1.5 terabytes worth of material were taken by the hackers according to Entertainment Weekly and while the company is doing everything to retrieve their stolen information but are confident that this setback will be resolved shortly.
“HBO recently experienced a cyber-incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” a company statement reads.
“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cyber security firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”
Speaking to staff members about the incident HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler said in an email that the situation is being carefully handled.
“As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.”
“Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us. I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests. The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean.
“It is a textbook example of quintessential HBO teamwork. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of. As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.”