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Game of Thrones actor says HBO might hand-deliver scripts after hacks

04 September 2017 - 14:34

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The entertainment network HBO has suffered a lot from hackers over the past couple of weeks with leaked episodes of Game of Thrones, to hacked twitter accounts, the battle is still ongoing. The anonymous hacker who identifies himself as 'Mr. Smith' demanded million in ransom payments from HBO in order to stop the leaks, whilst  a group known as 'OurMine' took over the twitter accounts.

Speaking about the hacks in a recent interview with EW Morning Live Radio Show, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister said that he thinks HBO should go back to the old-school approach of delivering scripts in order to protect future content

"I think they’re basically going to go back to hand-delivering and just giving us scripts,” Said Coster-Waldau, “Just give us the hard copies instead of all this email and digital stuff. I think that’s what’s going to happen in a few years’ time, because you know, you talk to cops on the street, ‘What’s the biggest crime now?’ It’s all credit card fraud. It’s all that stuff. It’s digital. So we got to go back to cash.”

During the interview, he also said that the hacks are 'iconic' due to the popularity of the series, and in order to protect the digital scripts the actors were required to set up numerous email accounts to receive them. "They had to be triple and quadruple [checked]. All this stuff, right? And, of course, now they have this big hack!"

According to reports, the anonymous hackers claim that they have stone 1.4 terabytes of data from HBO's server, which includes emails, show scripts, unaired episodes of Game of Thrones, and Room 104. So far, the hackers have leaked episodes of Game of Thrones and Curb your Enthusiasms, along with scrip summaries of GoT, and the email of one executive.


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