HBO became the latest company to fall victim to a cyber attack. The hackers have already leaked some of the breached data online. This data allegedly contains a script for the next episode of ‘Game of Thrones.’
In a statement given to EW.com, HBO said the following;
HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information. 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.
Obviously this is a bad way to start the week over at HBO headquarters. I, however, cannot make what I’m about to say any clearer. If you actively search for – and read – the alleged ‘Thrones’ script, well then you are crazy. Plain and simple.
‘Game of Thrones’ is the most exciting, entertaining hour of the entire week. Why anyone would want that spoiled is beyond me. If there was a video leaked of one of the scenes, I wouldn’t even watch it, let alone read the words written in a script.
Take a look at this poll we put up on our Twitter page
— The Ledge (@TheLedgeSports) July 31, 2017
Right now an astonishing 61% of respondents said that they absolutely would read the script. Am I the one taking the crazy pills here? Anyway, vote on the poll, and if you would read the script, please tweet at us to explain why. I just can’t wrap my brain around it.
Let me just say this – do not use the books as a reason. The books were obviously written in way greater detail than a script. Even if you did read the books, you still didn’t know how the show would interpret what was written. Therefore I can imagine that what was shown on screen was still a pleasant surprise.
A coworker of mine (shout out Bill) who read the books once spoiled a major plot point for me and my buddies. Needless to say, we were pissed and we still give him shit about it to this day. Therefore, I cannot imagine willingly spoiling an entire episode. It’s insane that I’m in the minority here too.