HBO actually leaked the next episode of ‘Game of Thrones’, not hackers
HBO has suffered through a series of criminal leaks of its programming this summer, but this time they may have only themselves to blame. Someone connected to the network uploaded this coming Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall,” to two European HBO platforms.
HBO released a statement confirming the leak:
We have learned that the upcoming episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third-party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the U.S.
The episode wasn’t available for very long, but it was long enough for plenty of people to download the whole thing and post it online and, well, now it’s out in the wilds of the internet. We’re not gonna tell you where to find it, but you do have access to the Google machine if you want to know whatever stunning twists, surprising cameos and shocking deaths occur in this penultimate hour of Season 7.
If you don’t want to have any of those moments spoiled, BE CAREFUL on the web today. But if you feel like getting just a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, check out the episode trailer: