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Four arrested for Game of Thrones leak

Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode of the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones before it was aired BBC reports.
Prime Focus, a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar, had lodged a complaint with police.
Episode four of the seventh season was leaked on 4 August, days before it was due to air globally.
Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee.
The four have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer related offences and will be detained until 21 August, BBC quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan as saying.
The fantasy series is already the most pirated show in TV history.
The show produced by HBO has seen several leaks over the years. Most recently a group of hackers said they had stolen 1.5TB of data, allegedly including episodes of Ballers, Room 104 and scripts from Game of Thrones episodes. On Monday they leaked some of the unaired material.
However the arrests on Monday were related to the leaked episode, not the most recent hack.

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