New 'Game of Thrones' leak hits season seven

Gladys Abbott
August 19, 2017

It appeared on its subscription HBO Go service but was pulled within the hour.

Prime Focus Technologies said the leak "was not a system hack, but an illegal breach of obligations".

The arrests on Monday were related to the leaked episode, not the most recent hack.

HBO is also dealing with what it calls inadvertent leaks from its overseas partners.

Hollywood TV series, "Game of Thrones" created a huge buzz when the episode 4 from season 7 leaked online.

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Three of those arrested are current employees for Prime Focus Technology, a Mumbai-based company that processes TV shows to be aired on Indian streaming site Hotstar. The fourth episode in the television series' seventh season leaked three days before its planned August 6 air date and quickly circulated online.

After receiving a complaint "we investigated the case and have arrested four individuals for unauthorised publication of the fourth episode from season seven", Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan told AFP news agency. He said the four-accused of criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses-would be detained until August 21 amid an investigation.

Soon there were discussions on torrents of the episode reportedly being available.

It's unclear what information the hackers stole.

Together with Game Of Thrones, episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Duplass brothers' Room 104 have also been leaked by the hackers.

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