It really happened: An entire episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 7 has leaked online before its premiere. Sunday’s episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” is now out in the digital world.
The new episode has leaked from Star India, one of HBO’s international network partners, which receives episodes in advance of air. (There’s a watermark on the video which revealed Star India as the source).
A Star India spokesperson released this statement: “This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon. We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”
The leak comes just days after HBO itself suffered a data breach, which included a detailed synopsis of the Episode 4 script. (Friday’s leak is entirely unrelated.)