HBO is in the spotlight yet again as a "Game of Thrones'" upcoming episode has been leaked several days before its scheduled air date. This time, however, the faux pas was on their part.

A Redditor who goes by the moniker kingrdgz took it to the Freefolk subreddit to reveal what he just watched. Per the post, it featured a typical screenshot from the show "Game of Thrones." However, if one should look closely at the description, it clearly stated that it is the sixth episode of the show's current season. The post grew to become the most talked about topic on that subreddit as thousands came in to comment on the leak.

Reports suggest that both of HBO's Spanish and Nordic arms made the said blunder and it stayed on the air for at least an hour before it got taken down. Video pirates who got to watch the leaked episode were quick enough to post links on torrent sites and it is very much likely that it's been downloaded millions of times by now.

Bits of spoilers ahead

The video sharing website of YouTube is as of late riddled with splices of some of the scenes of the recently leaked episode. A good (and lengthy) sample of a clip is a scene where a battle wounded and bedridden Jon Snow (Kit Harington) apologizes to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) for the death of her dragon. There was even a snippet of the Knight King taking aim at Dany's dragon and eventually killing it using an ice spear.

HBO Europe, on the other hand, issued a statement regarding the current situation as they confirmed that "GOT" season 7 Episode 6 ("Beyond the Wall") was accidentally posted on both HBO Espana and Nordic. The Network further explained that the blunder came from a third party vendor and the episode was taken down as soon as it was discovered.


Fans might remember that "The Spoils of War" episode of "GOT" also got leaked alongside some personal information of the show's actors. At the time of writing, HBO was attacked again by these cyberpunks as they took control of both of the network's Twitter and Facebook accounts. The hacking collective - who operates through the name OurMine – tweeted on HBO's account stating that they are just testing the cable channel's security and even advised the network to contact them.

The same message was posted on HBO's FB page alongside another post asking fans to make #HBOHacked trending.

"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 P.M. EST on HBO. Check out a video about the show below.