Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 is going to air soon, with only two episodes left of HBO’s hugely popular fantasy epic.
The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones is about to be broadcast, with fans expecting some game-changing twists, huge battles and shocking deaths.
Cast members have already hinted that Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will be bigger than episode 3 – The Long Night.
That Game of Thrones season 8 instalment focused on the Battle of Winterfell and the long-awaited showdown with the Night King and the White Walkers.
And Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 could feature the Battle for the Iron Throne between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen.
This is a moment that the show has been building towards ever since Game of Thrones first hit our screens in 2011.
Anticipation among Game of Thrones fans is high, with viewers left wondering who will end up on the Iron Throne after all is said and done in Westeros.
And Game of Thrones lovers will likely be keeping a lookout to see if season 8 episode 5 leaks ahead of its official air time.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 – Warning issued about leaked Game of Thrones episodes
The first two episodes of Game of Thrones leaked early while alleged synopses for the final episodes have also been posted online.
The latest leaks come after two major episodes of Game of Thrones season 7 were leaked early.
These Game of Thrones episodes were S7 E4, called The Spoils of War, and S7 E6 Beyond The Wall.
Both of these Game of Thrones episodes had hugely important plot points in it and game-changing moments for the narrative of the HBO fantasy epic.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 – The next episode could feature the showdown between Cersei and Dany
It remains to be seen whether Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 or the Game of Thrones finale leaks early also.
At the time of writing Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 has not leaked early.
But if it does it’s likely to be posted on torrent download sites as well as illegal streaming services.
And if that’s the case then Game of Thrones fans need to be aware of something very important.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 – Game of Thrones is reaching its endgame
Security experts have warned that cybercriminals target pirated episodes of Game of Thrones the most.
These illegal-to-download Game of Thrones episodes carry the highest risk of containing malware viruses.
So if you’re trying to watch Game of Thrones through illicit means then it could leave your computer with a crippling piece of code.
The malware threat was revealed by BestVPN.com and Kaspersky Lab in a study that was conducted in 2018.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 – The next GoT episode could feature a huge battle
Mariya Fedorova, security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Other TV shows, such as Stranger Things, WestWorld and Orange is the New Black are not as popular as Game of Thrones.
“Nevertheless, they are being used in malware distribution schemes.”
While Sean McGrath, editor of BestVPN.com, said: “These are exciting times for television fans.
“Streaming services have shaken things up and we are living through a new golden age of TV programming.
“But our love of television and desire to get things instantly makes us easy targets for those who wish to do us harm.
“Malicious executable files can easily be bound to video files, which means all a user needs to do is start watching a video and their computer could be infected.
“That’s why it’s vital to run quality antivirus software, regardless of platform or operating system.”
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday May 13.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 is the penultimate episode of GoT
Game of Thrones episodes are simulcast so fans in the UK get to watch it at the exact same time as our friends in the US.
After that Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will be available to watch on demand on NOW TV.
And then it will air once again on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday May 13.
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