You might recall just last week Game Of Thrones had its most recent episode leaked a few days early, mirroring a similar event back in 2015. Well now the leak has continued, as new episodes from the much-anticipated ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm have been leaked online by a notorious hacker.
As NME reports, HBO, the network that broadcasts Curb Your Enthusiasm, confirmed that leak of new episodes was indeed legitimate. “We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released,” the said in a statement.
“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. Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet. Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best.”
HBO have been hit by a number of cyber attacks in recent times, with the most-recent episode of Game Of Thrones leaking earlier than the planned premiere date. As Variety reports, the hacker at the centre of these leaks recently shared a message received from HBO which shows how the company offered the hacker a ‘bounty payment’ of USD $250,000 in hopes of averting further leaks.
In addition to new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, other shows were also affected, with Insecure, Ballers, Barry, and The Deuce all having episodes uploaded to online sharing services.
Season nine of Curb Your Enthusiasm is set for release on October 1st.
— HBO (@HBO) July 10, 2017