After Game Of Thrones Scripts, Hacker Leaks Episodes Of Another HBO Series

The leak is timed almost two months ahead of the scheduled time - earlier this year, HBO had announced the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm debuts in October

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After Game Of Thrones Scripts, Hacker Leaks Episodes Of Another HBO Series

A still from Game of Thrones (courtesy GameOfThrones)


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Curb Your Enthusiasm is a comedy series created by Larry David
  2. New episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm has been leaked online
  3. 'We are not in communication with the hacker,' said HBO
HBO, it looks like the hacker isn't done yet. Days after American TV channel HBO reportedly offered a handsome amount of $250,000 (around Rs 1.6 crore) to the hacker (who leaked exclusive information about the cast members of Game Of Thrones as part of a data dump), new episodes of another upcoming HBO sitcom have been shared on the Internet, reported Entertainment Weekly. Fresh episodes from the ninth season of comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm have been uploaded online reportedly by the same hacker, stated the report. The leak is timed almost two months ahead of the scheduled time - earlier this year, HBO had announced the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm debuts in October.

In a statement published in the Entertainment Weekly report, HBO denied being part of negotiations with the hacker: "We are 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, the HBO breach was followed by a demand for ransom in bitcoins. The hacker demanded "6 month salary in bitcoin", which sums up to about $6 million (around Rs 38.2 crore) - there has been no official confirmation from HBO about paying up the hacker. The hacker claimed to have Game Of Thrones data measuring up to 1.5 TB. The hacker also claimed to be in possession of balance sheets, personal contacts of cast members, Game Of Thrones scripts and record of e-mails exchanged between top HBO executives.

However, HBO announced they have been infiltrated with an official statement in July end after new episodes of several upcoming TV series like Insecure, Room 104 and Ballers were also shared online.

The first season of Curb Your Enthusiasm released in 2000 and is partially based on the life of the creator of the show Larry David. The new season, comprising ten episodes, will mark a comeback for Curb Your Enthusiasm after a gap of five years.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 premieres on HBO on October 1.
 


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