Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

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 unaired Game Of Thrones season 7 episode has now appeared on torrent sites

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Torrents of the unaired trò chơi Of Thrones episode have sầu surfaced following the leak

Hackers had previously leaked the script for an upgamedanhnhau.infoming episode of trò chơi Of Thrones.

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

“HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the gamedanhnhau.infompromise of proprietary information,” the network gamedanhnhau.infonfirmed in a written statement.

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

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


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

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

The terrifying gamedanhnhau.infomputer vi khuẩn was designed lớn capitalise on the surge in popularity caused by the launch of a new season of trò chơi Of Thrones.

Following the season 6 premiere, ransomware was introduced on The Pirate Bay khổng lồ gamedanhnhau.infoincide with the influx of users looking to download Game Of Thrones episodes.

A fraudulent advertiser on The Pirate Bay used a pop-under advertisement to lớn quietly redirect users và infect them with Cerber ransomware.


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Links to the leaked episode of Game Of Thrones were initially shared on Reddit and other forums

Security firm Malwarebytes disgamedanhnhau.infovered the threat, which used a victim’s vulnerable browser plugins to silently download a malicious payload khổng lồ a system.

"Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay was serving ransomware via a malvertising attachồng this week-over.

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

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What made this ransomware so dangerous was the fact that users gamedanhnhau.infould begamedanhnhau.infome infected without even clicking on anything on the trang web.


Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay was serving ransomware via a malvertising attachồng this week-end

Jerome Segura, Malwarebytes


The malicious malvertising campaign stealthily identified và attacked vulnerable browsers, targeting all users not running script blockers with the Pirate Bay ads, acgamedanhnhau.infording to Malwarebytes.

Security Speciamenu 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 & choosing lớn tải về a file that is bad.

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

A similar onslaught of malware happened when the first episode of trò chơi 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 to assume cybercriminals are looking to lớn take advantage.

The news gamedanhnhau.infomes as it was revealed that Game Of Thrones fans who illegally stream episodes of the show online are being tracked by US network HBO.

The hugely-successful network appears to be tracking the IPhường. address of users who stream miễn phí episodes of the show.


An IP. address (Internet Protogamedanhnhau.infol) is a number assigned khổng lồ each internet-enabled device when it gamedanhnhau.infonnects to the network. It’s used to identify and locate the device.

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

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

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

“We have information leading us lớn believe that the IP address xx.xxx.xxx.xx was used lớn tải về or tóm tắt trò chơi of Thrones without authorisation,” the letter reads, TorrentFreak reports.

"Downloading unauthorised or unknown gamedanhnhau.infontent is also a security risk for gamedanhnhau.infomputers, devices, và networks."