Four 'Game of Thrones' episodes leaked as new season begins

Four 'Game of Thrones' episodes leaked as new season begins
In this image released by HBO, Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, appears in a scene from season four of "Game of Thrones." The 5th season of the show premiered on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)

HBO says leaked episodes of "Game of Thrones" came from within a group given approval to receive them.

The premium cable channel said it is "actively assessing" how the breach occurred, declining Monday to provide further details.

Saturday's piracy occurred the day before "Game of Thrones" returned for its fifth season.

Four of the season's 10 were leaked online to torrent sites. Within an hour, there were reportedly more than 1 million downloads of episode one.

Media critics and reporters are among those who routinely received advance copies of HBO programs. The DVDs are marked with serial numbers to identify the recipients.

The leak comes on the heels of the launch of HBO Now, a stand-alone streaming service for fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" and other HBO fare.


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Apr 13, 2015
Yet more garbage on the Internet... With my friends into this show, I seriously tried to like it but gave up eventually. It does have some good points but goes over the top in too many areas to sit through.

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