The Wall Street Journal: HBO says hackers leaked ‘Game of Thrones’ script, other programming

Westeros is under siege by hackers.

HBO, home of “Game of Thrones,” is the latest entertainment company to be hacked and have its content leaked online.

In a memo to staff, HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler confirmed that proprietary information including some of its shows was recently stolen. HBO said it is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity firms to fix the breach.

HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc. TWX, -0.30%  , declined to elaborate on what was stolen and whether the theft included sensitive employee data. Entertainment Weekly, which broke the news of the hack, said the hackers claimed that episodes of the comedies “Ballers” and “Room 104” were put online as well as a script for a coming episode of “Game of Thrones.”

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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