The standoff between a hacker and HBO saw a new salvo launched on Sunday as several episodes of the upcoming new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” not due on air until October, have been leaked online.
Several other shows also saw upcoming episode leaks including “Ballers,” “Insecure,” “The Deuce” and “Barry” – but no “Game of Thrones”. In a statement issued Sunday after the hacker’s dumping, the network says it will not yield to pressure tactics:
“We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in.
Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet. Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best.”
More as it unfolds.