HBO has blamed an undisclosed external provider for the leak of Game of Thrones’ sixth episode of Seventh Season in Spain and the Nordics.
On the morning of 16th August, Game of Thrones’ sixth episode of the on-going season was unintentionally released ahead of the scheduled worldwide premiere through HBO’s streaming platforms in Spain and the Nordic countries.
“We are certain about Game of Thrones’ upcoming episode being accidentally available for a few hours in both HBO España and HBO Nordic,” said the company in a brief statement.
“The leak seems to have been originated by a third-party provider and the episode was withdrawn as soon as it was detected. The incident is completely unrelated to the cyber-attack suffered in the US,” pointed out the Spanish subsidiary of the Home Box Office.
The issue is the last embarrassing leak in a troubled month for HBO. Two weeks ago, Game of Thrones’ fourth episode was released by Star India three days before the US premiere and the company was targeted by a cyber-attack that managed to steal important files from the popular series.