Reports: Game of Thrones script stolen in HBO hack

If you're a fan, watch out for spoilers this week.
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HBO has reportedly been the latest target of hackers, and this has implications for anyone trying to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers.

Entertainment Weekly reports hackers are believed to have stolen written material allegedly from the next episode of Game of Thrones, which they have put online six days before it's due to be broadcast.

Not-yet-broadcast episodes of Ballers and Room 104 are also among the videos stolen and shared online, with the hackers responsible said to have promised more will be "coming soon."

Hackers sent the following message to reporters: "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……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak."

It doesn't appear as if any full episodes of the phenomenally popular Game of Thrones series have been stolen yet, with CNN reporting that HBO has been guarded about what material has been taken and leaked.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler did confirm the hack in an email to employees, with Buzzfeed reporting he said the hackers had stolen "proprietary information, including some of our programming."

"Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us," he added. There's no indication that any personal information of HBO subscribers was compromised.

CNN notes that the first four episodes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones were stolen and leaked online in 2015. Netflix has also had experience with cyber attacks, with the fifth season of Orange is the New Black being leaked before its debut.

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