‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Episodes Leak Ahead Of Premiere

Ahead of Sunday night’s season five premiere of “Game of Thrones,” the HBO series’ first four episodes have leaked on various piracy websites – and the culprit is someone within the HBO screening community.

“Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them,” said HBO in a statement, via Variety. “We’re actively assessing how this breach occurred.”

The episodes first appeared last night (Saturday, Apr. 11), and as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, they’d been downloaded by almost 800,000 viewers. This isn’t exactly shocking news, considering the fact that the show has reigned for three years as the Internet’s most pirated TV series, but it’s certainly an early start to what will likely be a fourth year crowned piracy king.

Look, at the very least, just cop your parents’ HBO Go password, torrentors. Winter is coming, and HBO’s hardcore legal team is prepping to freeze you out.