Game of Thrones Episodes Leak Ahead of Season 5 Premiere

Apr 12, 2015

The first four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 found their way to piracy sites ahead of the HBO show's return on Sunday night.

Excipio, a piracy-tracking firm, said the episodes are true copies that had been leaked to torrent sites between 9 and 10 p.m. E.T. Saturday night, Variety reports. Excipio, which did not identify the origin of the leak, said the episodes had been downloaded more than 778,000 times by 9 a.m.

Game of Thrones has long been a target for online piracy. With more than 7 million illegal downloads since February, it's the most pirated show on Earth.


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Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.Macall B. Polay—HBO
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
Macall B. Polay—HBO
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