Four Game of Thrones hackers got arrested in India yesterday for allegedly leaking Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’ two days ahead of its scheduled release. The leaked episode was first seen on Reddit in the wee hours of August 4. It was subsequently posted on Torrent and other streaming websites.
Who are These Game of Thrones Hackers?
Three of the accused hackers are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus is a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar which is further owned by Star India. After receiving a complaint from Hotstar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan told AFP news agency that, “we investigated the case and have arrested four individuals for unauthorized publication of the fourth episode from season seven. The four have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer related offenses and will be detained until 21 August“.