The second episode of the reputed Game of Thrones series was leaked online this Sunday night. The episode was already due to air in a few hours. But apparently, the Amazon Prime service released the video early in the German region from where it was copied and spread elsewhere.
The leaked footage was first posted on Openload’s website but it was quickly taken down. However, the details of the episode had already spilled all over the web, and those who hadn’t watched the episode legally had to avoid all kinds of spoilers lurking on the web.
This isn’t the first time when Game of Thrones episode was leaked prior to its release. The show suffered serious problems last time around when Season 7 was released, as two of its episodes got leaked way earlier than the slated release date.
The social media was buzzing as news of the leaked episode spread online:
— Vladimir (@Bladimir_____) April 21, 2019
Ohh shit GoT episode 2 leak pic.twitter.com/Mx5SrlChAn
— shak (@rorshxk) April 21, 2019
Earlier, we saw that the details of the Episode One was leaked online when a Reddit user wrote the synopsis of the episode online. We checked and it did match the first episode completely.
There are also rumors that Episode 3 has been leaked as well, but there’s no update on that up till now. We’ll update you as soon as we hear more on this topic.
Leaked GoT episodes are only available via torrents. The biggest problem with downloading torrents is that they often come with a terrible price. It’s a well-known fact that hackers often use torrent files to spread dangerous malware onto other people’s devices.
When spreading malware, hackers prefer adding to certain shows that are very popular and will certainly be downloaded by a large audience. And as you can guess, Game of Thrones comes under this category of popular shows.
Recently, Kaspersky Lab released a list of shows that may have malware into their files and GoT topped this list by a margin.
“Game of Thrones accounted for 17 percent of all the infected pirated content in 2018, with 20,934 users attacked,” Kaspersky Lab said. “The first and the last episodes of each Game of Thrones season we analyzed turned out the most dangerous.”
According to the anti-virus vendor, the series’ first episode “Winter is Coming” is the most exploited one.
So while you download Game of Thrones, make sure that you remain protected by an anti-virus software or a secure VPN service like PureVPN.