Now before we continue. How amazing has this season of Game of Thrones been? Every week I’ve been nerding out as more and more of the story comes together leading up to what can only be expected to be one epic final eighth season.
While this season has had its fair share of surprises, you can’t help but feel sorry for HBO. This season has had two episodes leak and now the hackers responsible for one of those leaks are threatening to do the same with the season finale.
The group of hackers has contacted Mashable directly, claiming to “have access to many HBO platforms already”, and have issued a threat to HBO executives saying “Be ready for GOT S& E6 &E7 as soon as possible.”
Of course, that threat has been slightly dumbed down by the fact that HBO already managed to accidentally leak episode 6 ‘Beyond the Wall’. Thanks Spain!
HBO have claimed not to engage with the threatening Hackers requests, telling Mashable: “We’re not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in.”
Last week also saw hackers briefly take control of HBO’s social media accounts, just to prove that they could. So perhaps it’s probably time for HBO to take the threats of these hackers a little more seriously.
In the meantime, we wait with eager anticipation. But, I’m sure I’m not the only one who could do with seeing the finale earlier.
On a final note, anyone else curious to know where all of a sudden the White Walkers got those giant chains from? Just a thought.