There’s still a couple more days until the highly anticipated new episode of the Game of Thrones” season 7 finally airs. However, HBO runs into another leak problem when the latest episode gets out prior to its official release date.

HBO makes a mistake

It has just been revealed that the sixth full episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” has just been leaked. According to TVLine, HBO Spain accidentally posted the real episode when it mistakenly made it available to its Spanish subscribers many days before the official broadcast date.

Apparently, the sixth episode went live for a full hour until it was finally taken down as soon as HBO Spain realized its grave mistake.

However, with the modern technology nowadays, the aired new episode was immediately duplicated in full, high-quality version and it spread like wildfire throughout the internet.

HBO had been on the leaks since they realized what happened, painstakingly tracing every possible download links and torrents and taking them down. Shortly after the damage control, HBO has released an official statement pertaining to the unfortunate incident.

HBO stated that they have learned that the upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones” season 7 was mistakenly aired by HBO Nordic and HBO España. The network explained that the error originated from a third-party vendor and they immediately removed the episode as soon as the error was recognized.

They have emphasized that this leak was in no way hacked and was not connected to the recent hacking incident that happened to the HBO United States.

Leaked for the nth time

Apparently, HBO can’t just seem to catch a break because this wasn’t the first time this happened. This was the second episode leaked from the seventh season of “Game of Thrones, ” and aside from that, there have also been leaks on the script of one episode of the current season.

The show has also experienced leaks for some episodes of its previous seasons.

Star India has admitted to leaking the fourth episode of “Game of Thrones” season 7 after it was traced back to them. The Indian distributor stated that they would be making amends for the grave error and four Indian individuals have been recently arrested for it.

The four Indians reportedly worked with the data-management vendor that was connected as a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. However, the leaks seemed to have no negative impact on the television series even though few have watched and spoiled it for the many.

It has been announced that the last two episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 enjoyed the highest viewership ratings to date. The fourth episode attracted approximately 10.2 million viewers, while last weekend’s episode garnered a whopping 10.72 million viewers.