Sherlock no match for Russian Hackers: Twitter erupts as season finale leaked online
A Russian version of the final episode in the fourth series of the hugely popular BBC production was leaked online Saturday, one day before its scheduled broadcast date.
The leak was confirmed by the show’s official Twitter account which urged fans not to share the illegal version of the episode called The Final Problem.
While many netizens have temporarily abandoned the murky waters of the internet for fear of spoilers, others have been somewhat amusingly pointing the finger of blame at pesky Russian hackers.
For some though, this time the Russian hackers have gone too far..
Russia could interfere with US elections but leaking Sherlock was a different matter, users quipped.
Others pleaded for Russia not to be blamed for everything because of the unfortunate spoiler.
One user, however, questioned the creators’ reaction to the leak, suggesting maybe they shouldn’t have drawn so much attention to it themselves.
A preview screening of the series finale was held on Thursday in London for journalists and television critics. The episode will air on BBC this Sunday night.