While hackers may be threatening to leak Game of Thrones spoilers, it appears as if we should be worried about HBO leaking entire episodes of its hit show.

Episode six of the seventh season of Game of Thrones was accidentally made available on HBO Spain a week ahead of its planned release.

While HBO did reverse the blunder according to The Independent, that reversal took an hour and as you might suspect, that was enough time for the internet to find, download and start pirating the show.

At time of writing we’ve spotted the episode on an illegal streaming service as well as a torrent site, but The Next Web reports that the episode was available on Twitch and YouTube.

Earlier this year hackers reportedly breached HBO servers and made off with over a terabyte of data. The hackers are holding the data to ransom demanding HBO pay them to stop leaks.

HBO said it was working with cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the situation.


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