The hackers made their next move. Whoever is behind the heist of HBO content released some of it today. HBO is not giving any confirmation of what was specifically released but according to news sources, it included episodes of Season 9 of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSECURE, BALLERS and upcoming new series THE DEUCE and BARRY. That latter one is the Bill Hader comedy not airing until 2018.
In response, HBO made this statement:
“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.”
What it does best is entertain us. We can only hope it will put this incident in the past soon and keep the content coming. What it does best is entertain us. We can only hope it will put this incident in the past soon and keep the content coming. HBO is counting on loyal followers. Yeah, we already know that GAME OF THRONES is highly pirated each season and that it is likely that this latest heist of content will also be sought out and viewed. Some people are just so damn impatient for what they want. HBO is counting on loyal subscribers, whether it’s via the cable channels or the streaming sites, to do their part to not let the hackers rule the day. HBO is counting on business as usual and so does HBOWatch.