Hackers claimed to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of Game Of Thrones data from the company and apparently there have been threats made that the information will be released. The leak would reportedly include written content from Season 7, Episode 4, which is set to air in Australia next Monday.
The company released a statement about the hack, which read:
"HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information... We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold."
Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler sent an email to staff today, in which he said the intrusion was "disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us."
It's not the first time the series has been threatened by hackers, with entire episodes from Season 5 being leaked online before it ever had the chance to air. Here's hoping this mess is sorted out before there's too much damage to the franchise.