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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Indian company regrets leak of Game of Thrones episode

An India-based media technology company says it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones by four of its current and former employees

John Bradley as Samwell Tarly. Courtesy of HBO via AP
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly. Courtesy of HBO via AP

An India-based media technology company says it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones by four of its current and former employees.

Indian police have detained the four suspects, but said their motive for leaking the episode titled The Spoils of War was unclear. The fourth episode in the television series' seventh season leaked three days before its planned August 6 air date and quickly circulated online.

Though not related to the hack of HBO computer systems just days earlier, the episode leak compounded problems for the network in trying to keep information from the fantasy show under wraps.

Prime Focus Technologies said in a statement Wednesday that the leak "was not a system hack, but an illegal breach of obligations."

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