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Hackers leak more ‘Game Of Thrones’ S7 plot details

The hackers behind the recent massive HBO cyber attack have reportedly released a cache of the network’s internal documents, including a “detailed summary” of an upcoming Game Of Thrones” episode.

The leak apparently had seventh season’s fifth episode plot details alongside “castings, script summaries and marketing materials” for the popular fantasy drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The material came Monday in an email message to the international publication that also contained nine files with labels — “Confidential” and “Script GOT7”.

“HBO believed that further leaks might emerge from this cyber incident when we confirmed it last week. As we said, the forensic review is ongoing,” a representative of HBO said.

“While it has been reported that a number of emails have been made public, the review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised. We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident.”

News of the hack first broke out last Tuesday when the hackers reportedly released a handful of unaired episodes of HBO shows, as well as other internal data, online.

The network has acknowledged the hack, but has not yet given out any details about the types of files hackers were able to obtain.

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones S7 had also landed online ahead of its August 6th premiere.

However, according to a spokesperson from HBO, the leak was related to one of HBO’s distribution partners, Star India, and had no relation to the hack.


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