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New Game of Thrones episode leaked online (by HBO)

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An episode of Game of Thrones — already recognized as the world's most pirated show — getting leaked online early isn't exactly news anymore, especially after network HBO has taken great lengths to end such practices and only found partial success.

However, in this case, where the latest episode of season six turned up online over 24 hours before its scheduled air date, it's the fact that it was HBO that leaked it in the first place that's interesting.

As TorrentFreak reports, it seems the streaming service accidentally posted episode five, The Door, on its website early.

Here's a screencap of the show listed on HBO Nordic's website, before it was taken down several hours later.

Their tactics of combating Game of Thrones piracy have included simultaneous premiers around the globe, eliminating advance press screeners, and heavily promoting HBO Now, their stand-alone streaming service.

Unfortunately it looks like someone over at HBO Nordic might have flipped a switch a bit early.

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