Latest HBO Hacker Leak Focuses on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Ruben Ruiz
August 19, 2017

Episodes of other programs such as Insecure, Ballers and Curb Your Enthusiasm were also posted online.

Still, the criminals may be holding on to more damaging data- both intellectual property, like unaired programming, and sensitive personal information of HBO employees - that they can use as leverage to try to get money from HBO, said Gartner analyst Avivah Litan.

Recently it was reported that four people had been arrested in India for leaking an episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention.

"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", HBO said in a statement.

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Let's start here: Anyone who even casually watches Game of Thrones knows the agony that is waiting from Sunday to Sunday to find out what happens on the next episode; well, it seems like HBO Spain fixed that problem for us this week by releasing a Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 leak online. This time, however, no hackers were involved.

HBO acknowledged the hack earlier this summer. In a letter included with its "second wave" info dump, the hackers said it took them six months to breach HBO's system and that the network was its 17th target.

In addition to "Curb", tonight's episode of "Insecure" was also leaked, along with episodes of "Ballers" and new series, "The Deuce" starring James Franco (scheduled to premiere September 10) and "Barry", the Bill Hader comedy set for a January 2018 debut.

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