New episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ have been leaked by a hacker, only weeks after a Game Of Thrones episode was uploaded online only days before it was due to air.
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The Larry David comedy, which is set to return for its ninth series in October, appeared online last night – with HBO confirming the authenticity of the leak in a statement.
“We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released,” the network confirmed.
“It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in. Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet. Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best.”
The leak also saw the latest episodes of HBO comedies ‘Insecure’ and ‘Ballers’ leaked online, along with new shows ‘Barry’ and ‘The Deuce’, which are both yet to debut on the U.S. network.
The hacker, or a possible collective group of hackers, have been gradually intensifying the nature of the attack – with HBO reportedly offering them a $250,000 package last week to prevent further damage.
Along with the leak of new episodes, the hackers have also released personal details from the stars of some of HBO’s biggest shows – including Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.