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On 19 June in the early morning hours a certain Gabriel aka “go harry” sent an email to (a hacker mailing list), allegedly disclosing the ending of the yet to be published next sequel of Harry Potter.1 He claims to have got acces to several computers at publisher Bloomsbury (“It’s amazing to see how much people inside the company have copies and drafts of this book.”) and briefly outlines the plot. “We make this spoiler to make reading of the upcoming book useless and boring.” Gabriel calls it the “Harry Potter 0day” (zero-day-exploit).

Fellow hackers don’t seem to be impressed too much. Scott writes: “Who are you people and why should I care? Maybe a new exploit would be more useful.”

But there is a good chance, that this whole story is a hoax …

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