#Games Of Thrones” has recently rocketed to a best-ever 10.2 million viewers in its 9 p.m. time slot. It would not be wrong to say that “#Game of Thrones” is one of the shows that have been compromised; “Room 104” and “Ballers” both saw episode leaks on the same day when a “Games of Thrones” script hit the Internet. A group of hackers had released scripts, administrative documents, actors’ email addresses and phone numbers online – as they demanded a multi-million-dollar ransom from HBO.

The show was leaked online ahead of its release

According to the Harper's Bazaar, the hackers (Mr. Smith) said in a six-minute video letter that they would deal with HBO CEO Richard Plepler.

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They gave only three days to the network to pay up, or else all episodes of “Games of Thrones” would be released online.

HBO, on the other hand, thought that further leaks might emerge from this group of hackers. Mr. Richard immediately contacted several cyber security firms to resolve the issue. They investigated the incident and worked with law enforcement for a few days. Data protection is a top priority at HBO.

‘Game of Thrones’ got record ratings for leaked episode

Despite the issue mentioned above, HBO’s “Games of Thrones” managed to make history. The fantasy hit scored 10.2 million viewers for its debut airing Sunday. “The #Spoils Of War” was admired by both critics and audiences. “The Spoils of Wars” has broken the record of “Dragonstone” (10.1 million views). The subsequent two episodes dipped down to over 9 million for their first-air runs.

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It’s safe to say that these results are a victory for the network which has been under siege in recent months.

First of all, the script for “The Spoils of War” was leaked online by the hackers. Secondly, the company’s emails and internal documents were stolen. There have had been a lot of discussions about safety concerns and television stunts, so it’s compelling to see just how much psychology is built into pulling off something impressive. Of course, most of the fans do not care about the authentication and hacking issues of HBO; they just want to enjoy their favorite shows every day.

As of now, “Games of Thrones” is one of the most famous American drama series. It is inspired by a series of novels by George R. R. Martin. Set on the fictional continents of Essos and Westeros, this show centers on three primary story arcs. “Game of Thrones” has attracted record viewership on HBO and has an active, international fan base.