GAME of Thrones season 8 episode 6 is airing soon, and ahead of it GoT fans have been warned about the dangers of leaked finale downloads.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will be broadcast soon, with the finale of HBO’s hugely popular fantasy epic about to shown.
The last ever episode of Game of Thrones is airing soon, with fans left wondering how the Song of Ice and Fire will be wrapped up.
Fans have already been warned that Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will bring with it a “bittersweet ending” to the saga.
A short trailer for the Game of Thrones finale hasn’t revealed much, simply showing part of it is set in the aftermath of the Battle for King’s Landing.
Game of Thrones fans have been left divided by season 8, with the last instalment - The Bells - proving especially controversial.
It remains to be seen if Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 wraps things up in a way most fans find satisfying, or if it will be divisive once again.
Either way, the upcoming Game of Thrones finale is the moment the show has been building towards ever since it first hit our screens in 2011.
Game of Thrones fans will be on tenterhooks wondering what the finale holds for Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and the whole of Westeros.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 is undoubtedly the biggest episode of TV to air in 2019, and fans will surely be keeping an eye out for any leaks.
The first two episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 leaked early while an alleged leaked synopsis for the finale has also been posted online.
These Game of Thrones season 8 leaks came after two major episodes of Game of Thrones season 7 also leaked early.
These episodes of Game of Thrones were S7 E4, called The Spoils of War, and S7 E6 Beyond The Wall.
These Game of Thrones leaked episodes appeared on torrent download sites as well as illegal streaming portals.
And these Game of Thrones episodes had massively important plot points as well as game-changing moments for the narrative of the HBO fantasy epic.
Game of Thrones fans will have to wait and see if the season 8 finale leaks early as well.
At the time of writing Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 - which is the last ever episode - has not leaked early.
But if it does get leaked then the Game of Thrones finale is likely to end up on torrent download and illegal streaming websites.
And if that happens Game of Thrones fans need to be aware of something important.
Game of Thrones viewers have been warned that cybercriminals regularly try to load malware onto GoT episodes that end up on sites that enable piracy.
A study by Kaspersky Lab found that Game of Thrones was the number one target for crooks trying to spread malware online.
And the cybersecurity experts warned that the first and last episode of a Game of Thrones season tends to be the most dangerous episodes to illegally download.
Kaspersky Lab said: “Game of Thrones led the list of TV shows targeted by cybercriminals to use as a disguise for malware.
“In 2018, the show accounted for 17 per cent of all infected pirated content, with 20,934 attacked users.
“This is despite the fact that in 2018, there were no new episodes of Game of Thrones released, while the other top shows in the rankings were promoted with high profile marketing campaigns.”
They added: “In every case observed, the malware distributors focused on targeting the first and the last episode of each season, with the launch episode the most actively used.
“For example, the Game of Thrones season 1 episode Winter is Coming was the most commonly targeted episode of the show.”
So, if you’re trying to watch the Game of Thrones finale through illicit means it could leave your computer with a crippling piece of code.
If you’re planning on tuning into Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 as and when it’s first broadcast then you don’t have much longer to wait.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am BST on Monday May 20.
Game of Thrones episodes are simulcast so fans in the UK get to watch it at the exact same time as our counterparts in the US.
After that the Game of Thrones season 8 finale will be available to watch on demand on NOW TV.
And then the final ever episode of Game of Thrones will air once again on Sky Atlantic at 9pm UK time on Monday May 20.