Game of Thrones season seven has been victim of plenty of hacks and leaks, but this one has me scratching my head. According to E! News, based on a report by The Independent, HBO Spain accidentally posted episode six online.
The episode has reportedly been shared on torrent sites and is out there in the interwebs. This isn’t the first time during this season that an episode has leaked early, with episode five leaked and scripts for the entire season hacked.
HBO made a statement to Entertainment Weekly that reads:
“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 US.”
Congrats, HBO, on being terrible at encryption and control over how and when your episodes release.
Game of Thrones airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. Stay away from those leaks, friends.