HBO was proud to announce its partnership with appl and used the world famous Game of Thrones as part of their plug, however today HBO has received a huge blow after the first four episodes of the brand new season five which is due to launch tomorrow was leaked online.
Starting a few hours ago copies of the new season started to appear online. The copies were first spotted on the private torrent tracker IPT, but soon made their way to more public sites such as The Pirate Bay, RARBG and KickassTorrents.
The leak most likely originates from review copies sent to the press, and currently only the first four episodes of the new season have been posted online.
HBO has made an effort to decrease piracy by working hard to ensure that the fifth season of Game of Thrones would premiere in 170 countries simultaneously, however, pirates have scooped up the exclusive, releasing four episodes worldwide.
While it came unexpectedly, many Game of Thrones fans have already spotted the early leak and during the first three hours the episodes were downloaded more than 100,000 times and this number is expected to increase to more than a million later today.
Update Game of Thornes season 5 episodes 1-4 are now available on Moviebox