Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 6:20 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
— Update 9:35 a.m. Aug. 16: In a statement released Wednesday, representatives for HBO Europe said an unaired episode of “Game of Thrones” was accidentally posted early on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana platforms “for a brief time.”
“The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized,” the statement said.
Officials added that the accidental release was not part of a cyberattack reported last month in which hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terebytes of HBO data.
Original report: Oops.
The next episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" apparently was accidentally released early in Spain – four days before it was set to air.
According to the Independent and the Australian Broadcasting Corp., HBO Spain posted the sixth episode of the show's seventh season online for about an hour Wednesday before taking it down. A rip of the episode quickly circulated on Reddit and social media.
The news comes just days after four people in India were arrested in connection with leaking another episode of the popular show. Hackers also reportedly stole data from the network, including episodes of multiple series and a "Game of Thrones" script, Entertainment Weekly reported.