So we all are aware that an unreleased episode of Game of Thrones had been published online just days before it was due to premiere. Episode 4 of season 7 had been leaked online in a low-quality format — all thanks to Google Drive postings in a Reddit thread.
However, in a surprising GOT like twist, the leak wasn’t the fault of the major hack the network’s security systems faced earlier that week. Rather, Star India, one of HBO’s distribution partners, had claimed responsibility for the particular breach.
Confirming the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, a Star India spokesperson quoted “We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”
Well it seems Hotstar is just as good as Brienne at keeping their words. Living up to their statement, Star India has apparently found the culprits of this huge leak, that had created a massive buzz all over the world.
As per a report by Mid-day, two employees of Prime Focus Technologies, an Andheri based content hosting company that is employed by Hotstar and also Netflix, have been booked for the leak. The company, i.e. Prime Focus, has since lodged an FIR against the pair.
Well, the culprits deserve to be punished appropriately for they are the traitors of the seven kingdoms, or umm are they?
Decide for yourself. 😉
(Khaleesi would say they were in open rebellion though, just saying!)
The fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season – ‘Eastwatch’ releases on Monday morning. Stay excited!