HBO Says Won't Play Hacker's Game After 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Leak
After hackers today leaked several episodes of HBO’s upcoming Curb Your Enthusiasm and, among others, tonight’s episode of Insecure, HBO says it will not “play” the hacker’s game.
In a statement, HBO said, ”We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in. Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet. Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best.”
Today’s leak reportedly also included episodes of Ballers, Barry and The Deuce, among other programming items. Deadline has not confirmed the authenticity of those episodes. Game of Thrones was not among the leaks.
The long-in-coming Season 9 of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is scheduled for an October premiere on HBO.
Last month, HBO confirmed it had been cyber attacked “which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information.” The premium cabler said it “immediately began investigating the incident” and was working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. HBO did not comment then on what content might have been stolen, did not name specific titles or the amount of data accessed in the hack.