Indian hacker leaked 4th episode of GoT season 7 to please girlfriend

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Indian hacker leaked 4th episode of GoT season 7 to please girlfriend

Game of Thrones season 7 had been in headline since the beginning and by the fourth episode the fans were looking at India as the fourth episode of the popular TV series was ‘leaked’ by HBO’s partner in India. After police arrested four people in connection with the leak.

According to a report, the Information Technology (IT) professionals told the police that they were curious about the fourth episode of the ongoing season seven of Game of Thrones and had, hence, accessed it illegally. Police investigations revealed that one of the accused, Alok Sharma, had also passed on the leaked episode to his girlfriend.

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It is also being checked if Sharma, along with four others, had leaked it to please his girlfriend. So far, the police have not found any link hinting towards any monetary benefits. The four Bangalore-based accused were produced before the court on Monday and were remanded to the custody of BKC cyber police till April 24.

An official, who was part of the probe earlier, said, “Initially, there were suspicions that one of the accused had accessed the episode as his girlfriend wanted to see it. The girlfriend had then passed it onto others, one of whom uploaded it online.”

The leaked episode had Star India’s watermark on it, which clearly indicated that Hotstar who is HBO’s partner in India for airing the episode was responsible for the leak. Later it turned out that Prime Focus Technologies—the agency which manages Star India Private Limited’s data, is the root of the problem.

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