'Curb Your Enthusiasm' New Episodes Are Leaked, HBO Says It Won't Play Hackers' Game

The company says the hackers are trying 'to generate media attention' after releasing new episodes of the upcoming ninth season of Larry David's comedy.

AceShowbiz - Hackers who infiltrated HBO continue to drop pieces from the stolen data. The hackers released unaired episodes of the long awaited new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on Sunday, August 13 in their latest leak.

The hackers also leaked Sunday night's episode of "Insecure" and episodes of other shows, such as "Ballers", the yet-to-be-premiered new shows "The Deuce" and "Barry", a comedy special and other programming. "Game of Thrones" is not among the leaks this time.

Responding to the latest leaks, HBO says in a statement, "We are not in communication with the hacker and we're not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released. It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That's a game we're not going to participate in."

"Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet," the company adds. "Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best."

Previously, the hackers released an email from HBO revealing that the network offered $250,000 to the hackers, which they turned down. Insiders, however, say it wasn't a genuine offer, but rather an attempt to stall for time while assessing how much content was stolen.

The hackers demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network for the stolen data.

The ninth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is set to premiere Sunday, October 1 at 10 P.M. on HBO after a 6-year hiatus.

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