HBO just can’t catch a break lately. It was recently reported that four people had been arrested in India for leaking an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The people arrested apparently worked for Star India, which is one of HBO’s distributors in the country.
So that is another episode leaked.
The sixth episode of season 7 was accidentally leaked online, but this time it seems that this was not by the work of hackers, but HBO themselves, as HBO Spain accidentally broadcasted the episode several days earlier than it was supposed to. The show was only made available for one hour before it was pulled, but it was more than enough time for users to rip the content and share it online. Naturally.
Footage of the episode is being shared on many platforms. So HBO not only has to deal with hackers and rogue employees of their distributors, but also their own staff. It seems that everyone is leaking HBO shows these days. Luckily, this isn’t the final episode of the season, so hopefully HBO will be able to get a handle on all of this and keep their shows secure until they are meant to air on the proper date.