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HBO Hacked, Next Week’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Script Leaked

Typically, when an entertainment hack takes place, good stuff follows. Whether it’s music, videos, or pictures, an entertainment hack gives us something we can enjoy.

Not in the case of the recent HBO hack.

On Sunday, an anonymous email was sent to many reporters announcing the hack: “Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones……!!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.” 

According to Variety, hackers broke into the HBO system and came back with 1.5 terabytes of data. That’s a lot of data. One would think that that much data would mean upcoming full episodes of all your favorite shows and unreleased movies. But, instead, the best thing to come out of the hack has been scripts for Ballers and Game of Thrones.

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information,” the networks said. “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.”

SCRIPTS?!?!?!

People watch HBO so they don’t have to read. I watch Game of Thrones so I don’t have to read the 800 page books. Why would I want to read an 800 page script? Typically, I’d say that a word document wouldn’t take up much of the 1.5 terabytes of data, but given the length of a Game of Thrones script, I could see the document being at least five gigabytes of data.

These hackers should immediately turn themselves in. Not because what they’re doing is wrong and illegal, but because they suck at hacking. Scripts. You got all that data and the best you can deliver is a bunch of scripts?

How is it possible that a group of hackers did worse than getting Funderdome episodes? That’s just embarrassing.

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