HBO was the victim of a wide-ranging cyber-attack that has reportedly included episodes of shows like Game of Thrones and Ballers. (Obviously, more people care about the former than the latter.)
HBO CEO Richard Plepler sent a company-wide email regarding the electronic theft, obtained by Deadline:
As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming. Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us.
I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests. The efforts across multiple departments have been nothing short of herculean. It is a textbook example of quintessential HBO teamwork. The problem before us is unfortunately all too familiar in the world we now find ourselves a part of.
As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.
The hackers have already released a few episodes of non-GoT shows, according to GQ: