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For the sixth year in a row Game of Thrones has taken the crown for the most pirated TV-show on the Internet. The Walking Dead remains in second place, with newcomer Rick and Morty right behind.
Data published by piracy monitoring firm MUSO suggests that the seventh season of Game of Thrones was pirated more than one billion times. Most of the traffic was generated by unauthorized streaming services, with torrent and direct downloads accounting for just a small piece of the pie, roughly fifteen percent.
The season finale of Game of Thrones is the highlight of the year for many TV fans, including those who get their fix on pirate sites. Like previous years, Game of Thrones piracy peaks after the final episode. For HBO this also ends a period of rough weeks full of leaks and hacker threats.
The upcoming sixth episode of the current Game of Thrones season has leaked online days ahead of the official premiere. There are several high-quality copies of the episode floating around at the moment. The leaks, which appear to be the result of an error ar HBO Spain, are being widely shared on various streaming and download portals.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the leak of the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ latest season. The leak, which took place early August in advance of its commercial release, carried the watermark ‘Star India’. All four men will be detained for a week while an investigation gets underway.
The hackers who stole proprietary information from HBO are not done with the media giant yet. A fresh batch of leaks has surfaced online, revealing new Game of Thrones information, including a script for the upcoming fifth episode. The new leak also includes a letter that was previously sent to HBO which demanded a ransom payment.
HBO is doing its best to limit Game of Thrones piracy, but despite their efforts the fourth episode of the current season has leaked early. A few hours ago, a pirated copy started circulating across various file-sharing and streaming sites. The leak appears to be an internal copy, carrying a watermark of ”Star India.”
Hackers have stolen proprietary information from the media giant HBO. The leak includes a confidential outline for the fourth episode of the current Game of Thrones season, and episodes of Ballers, Barry, Insecure, and Room 104 are among the loot. The Game of Thrones leak doesn’t include the full episode, but there are plenty of spoilers (none are mentioned in this article).
Game of Thrones is heavily pirated throughout the world, that’s not a secret. But what does this torrent-piracy rush hour look like when visualized on a world map? Thanks to the alpha60 project we get an answer, as well as various other insights into this unofficial viewership.