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Hacker leaked new HBO episodes this weekend. But what's the real impact?

Hacker leaked new HBO episodes this weekend. But what's the real impact?

For two weeks a hacker has leaked stolen information from pay-TV network HBO in dribs and drabs, including “Game of Thrones” plot lines, unaired episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and, reportedly, actors’ personal information.

The incremental data dumps have caused prolonged and widespread anxiety in Hollywood about the entertainment industry’s vulnerability to cybercrime, following recent attacks — and, occasionally, bogus threats — against the likes of Netflix and Walt Disney Co.

So far, though, it appears that the damage to...

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