This time, however, no hackers were involved.
"We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms", said Tom Nielsen, a spokesman for HBO Europe. HBO said a third-party vendor was responsible this time around, and this has nothing to do with the much-publicized HBO hack from the end of July.More news: Free People Drives Urban Outfitters in Q2, But Analysts Heed Caution
Hackers found the episode before it was taken down and posted the episode on file-sharing sites and Reddit, where it was widely viewed, The Verge reported.
That security breach has been attributed to a theft at HBO's distributor in India.
Spain, the global version of the cable network, accidentally posted the penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones" season seven. An HBO Europe spokesperson acknowledged the leak to THR.More news: Dry and sunny Saturday with increasing heat and humidity
They claim to have stolen 1.5TB of data in total.
Now, if you've been keeping track, this is the second "Game of Thrones" episode this season to hit the internet before air time.
"HBO Spain leaking next weeks episode of game of thrones was amusing until I saw and spoiler and now want to be burnt by a dragon", wrote another.More news: Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own 'Star Wars' movie
HBO is not the only broadcaster to have been caught out by its own technology. The Independent reports that the episode has already been shared through different torrent networks.
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