It arrived. It arrived unexpectedly and remained there for a long time. And then it was taken down. The Season 6 Episode 5 of Game of Thrones was leaked online even before it would go on air. But that is not the news because it always happens. The news is this.
HBO, which is fighting against piracy of the show, was apparently the culprit behind the latest leak this time.
A Twitter user, in fact, pinpointed HBO Nordic as behind the leak.
— Nico (@niconucleosis) 22 May 2016
[Rough translation: HBO Nordic put (the video) on and people saw it.]
From that point on, the episode was picked up by a torrent of Torrent websites.
Someone on Reddit saw the entire episode online and even informed all Redditors of the same, including what the episode contains.
Of course, the Redditor, Ozires, warned that the episode would be taken down soon, and it was. The link provided by Ozires that contained the leaked video now returns a page without it.
But by that time, the video had been viewed over 24K times.
It is noteworthy that HBO has been struggling to contain the leaks of the world’s most watched TV series for quite some time now without much success. And now they themselves did it.