HBO Hacker Strikes Again: Episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Ballers, More LeakedPhoto by John P. Johnson/HBO TV News HBO
The HBO hacker struck yet again yesterday, releasing multiple unaired episodes of the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. HBO’s least-favorite human also leaked episodes of Insecure and Ballers, along with new, not-yet-premiered shows Barry and The Deuce, per Variety.
As the network’s standoff with this anonymous hacker stretches into its third week, HBO is noticeably (and understandably) sick of being toyed with. The network said in a 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.
No one wants their proprietary info stolen, indeed—the Curb leak, in particular, must stick in HBO’s collective craw, seeing as how the beloved comedy is set to return for a ninth season on on Oct. 1 after airing its most recent episode in 2011. We have to imagine Larry David has a few choice words for the hackers.
Last we heard, HBO had reportedly offered the hacker (or hacking group) a $250,000 “bounty payment” to extend their deadline, an offer the hacker then promptly leaked, as is their wont. Accordingly, it seems we can expect these kinds of leaks to continue for the foreseeable future.
Get a refresher on the HBO hackers’ very serious demands here.