The 'Game Of Thrones' Cast Are Tackling Script Leaks By Going Back To Basics

The actor speaks out after cast members personal details were leaked

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Like all those trusted to guard a desired object, HBO are furiously protecting the unaired episodes of Game of Thrones despite the attempts of many to get their hands on that precious material. They have enough trouble with self-sabotage as it is.

Their biggest security breach came last month when 1.5 terabytes of data was stolen from the network's computer network. Hackers demanded a six-figure salary in a published ransom note, dumping stolen scripts, unaired footage and personal details of HBO execs and actors online.

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Whilst promoting his new film Shot Caller, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spoke about the leak and the methods that HBO may need to take in the future to protect their content and actors privacy.

Speaking on EW Morning Live he suggested moving back towards distribution methods that were less at risk of being hacked.

In other words, he wants to go old school.

"I think they're basically going to go back to hand-delivering and just giving us scripts," said the Danish actor who plays Kingslayer Jaime Lannister. "Just give us the hard copies instead of all this email and digital stuff."

He went as far as to suggest this would be echoed in other areas where cyber crime has become problematic saying.

"I think that's what's going to happen in a few years' time, because you know, you talk to cops on the street, "What's the biggest crime now?"' he said. 'It's all credit card fraud. It's all that stuff. It's digital. So we got to go back to cash." he said.

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Ironically, only earlier this year Game of Thrones actor Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei admitted that scripts are being kept under lock and key as they could reveal plot twists to come.

"They've definitely tightened up who has scripts and how we're given them," she said. "You have to look at it digitally."

She went on to explain the procedure in place to safeguard scripts on set and in advance of filming: "They won't send it to us unless our emails have a two-step verification [security process]."

Coster-Waldau admitted the hack was unfortunate given the networks Trump-like obsession with stopping leakers.

"The irony, of course, is last year was crazy,' he said. 'We had to set up all these email accounts. They had to be triple and quadruple [verified] ... all this stuff, right? And, of course, now they have this big hack!"

He also touched on the frightening experience of finding out he and fellow cast-members information had been hacked.

"We get a call [and are told,] "They have all your information. And we're not sure what's going to happen,"' he said. 'What do you mean you don't know what's going to happen? "Well, we don't know what's going to happen but they have everything." Okay, great."

Not the nicest phone call to receive eh?