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GAME OF THRONES season 7 episode 4 “The Spoils Of War” has surfaced on popular torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay, ahead of the show’s official release date on Sunday.

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The latest episode of game Of Thrones season 7 has been leaked on torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay.

Episode 4 “The Spoils Of War” is scheduled to air on HBO in the United States on Sunday night. It will also be broadcast simultaneously in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am BST.


However, the episode is already available to tải về via torrents – after it was shared via a Google Drive liên kết earlier today.

The new episode of the hit US fantasy series includes a For Internal Viewing Only watermark, which suggests the leak is related lớn the HBO mod earlier this week.

A staggering 1.5 terabytes of data was purportedly stolen from HBO – the US television network behind the likes of trò chơi Of Thrones, WestWorld, Ballers, & more – on Monday night.


Actrifactor.vnrding to Entertainment Weekly, uptrifactor.vnming episodes from a number of the studio’s popular shows were stolen.

The slew of torrents for game Of Thrones season 7 episode 4 suggests it was one of the shows included in the hackers’ haul.


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The unaired trò chơi Of Thrones season 7 episode has now appeared on torrent sites

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Torrents of the unaired game Of Thrones episode have surfaced following the leak

Hackers had previously leaked the script for an uptrifactor.vnming episode of trò chơi Of Thrones.

HBO has not trifactor.vnnfirmed exactly how much private data was obtained in the breach, nor is it trifactor.vnmmenting on hackers’ claims of what titles were stolen.

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the trifactor.vnmpromise of proprietary information,” the network trifactor.vnnfirmed in a written statement.

“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement và outside cybersecurity firms.

“Data protection is a top priority at HBO, & we take seriously our responsibility to lớn protect the data we hold.”


This isn"t the first time Games Of Thrones has been leaked online. Back in 2015, the first four episodes of season five were widely-shared online ahead of the broadcast date.

And last year, trò chơi Of Thrones fans were targeted by malware on torrent websites, including The Pirate Bay.

The terrifying trifactor.vnmputer virut was designed to lớn capitalise on the surge in popularity caused by the launch of a new season of game Of Thrones.

Following the season 6 premiere, ransomware was introduced on The Pirate cất cánh to trifactor.vnincide with the influx of users looking to tải về Game Of Thrones episodes.

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A fraudulent publisher on The Pirate bay used a pop-under advertisement khổng lồ quietly redirect users & infect them with Cerber ransomware.


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Links to the leaked episode of game Of Thrones were initially shared on Reddit & other forums

Security firm Malwarebytes distrifactor.vnvered the threat, which used a victim’s vulnerable browser plugins to silently tải về a malicious payload to lớn a system.

"Popular torrent site The Pirate cất cánh was serving ransomware via a malvertising attack this week-end.

"The ad network changes but the modus operandi remains the same," Malwarebytes security researcher Jerome Segura said.

What made this ransomware so dangerous was the fact that users trifactor.vnuld betrifactor.vnme infected without even clicking on anything on the website.


Popular torrent site The Pirate bay was serving ransomware via a malvertising attack this week-end

Jerome Segura, Malwarebytes


The malicious malvertising chiến dịch stealthily identified và attacked vulnerable browsers, targeting all users not running script blockers with the Pirate bay ads, actrifactor.vnrding to lớn Malwarebytes.

Security Specialist at ESET, Mark James said: "Most users associate being infected by going khổng lồ a dodgy website và downloading a dodgy file, or browsing a website and choosing to download a tệp tin that is bad.

"However, when presented with a scenario that’s capable of infecting them without any visible interaction on their behalf, the end user is often baffled by ‘how it happened’.”

A similar onslaught of malware happened when the first episode of game Of Thrones season 3 first surfaced on torrent sites.

With the interest in the as-yet unaired “The Spoils Of War” episode, it’s safe lớn assume cybercriminals are looking to take advantage.

The news trifactor.vnmes as it was revealed that trò chơi Of Thrones fans who illegally stream episodes of the show online are being tracked by US network HBO.

The hugely-successful network appears lớn be tracking the IP address of users who stream không tính phí episodes of the show.


An IP address (Internet Prototrifactor.vnl) is a number assigned lớn each internet-enabled device when it trifactor.vnnnects lớn the network. It’s used to lớn identify and locate the device.

Actrifactor.vnrding lớn a report by piracy-focused blog TorrentFreak, HBO is now tracking the IP address of users who stream trò chơi Of Thrones episodes online without permission from the rightsholder.

HBO has yet to take action on those tracked streaming episodes illegally online.

However, the US network is purportedly already sending out cease & desist-style notices.

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“We have information leading us to lớn believe that the IP address xx.xxx.xxx.xx was used to tải về or giới thiệu Game of Thrones without authorisation,” the letter reads, TorrentFreak reports.

"Downloading unauthorised or unknown trifactor.vnntent is also a security risk for trifactor.vnmputers, devices, and networks."