the Reason leakage the last episode of the fourth season of “Sherlock” was the criminal negligence of the employee of the First channel, and not the machinations of hackers, both on the channel previously thought.
the Message of the First channel about the scandalous leak quoted “Rain”: “We regret to inform that one of our employees, not with malice, violated the strict security protocols, allowing gross negligence in the performance of official duties. As a result, the file got on the net.”
the TV station apologized Hartswood Films, BBC Worldwide and fans of “Sherlock” all over the world.
Company BBC Worldwide in turn stated that will work in conjunction with the First channel to tighten security procedures to avoid such risks in the future. She thanked the channel for properly, resulting in prompt investigation and added that he believes “topic closed”.
the third and Final episode of the fourth season of the series entitled “Last thing” (The Final Problem) in a Russian voice acting of the First channel and without its logo illegally appeared on the Internet on January 14. On the BBC this series showed at 21:00 local time on 15 January (midnight Monday to Moscow, on Russian TV show started a minute later, at 00:01 GMT).
the fact of the leak was confirmed by the creators of the series. They asked fans not to distribute the file with the episode and not to replicate spoilers. January 17, Roskomnadzor sent to hosting providers the requirement to remove pirated copies of the series.
the plot of the series based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle about detective Sherlock Holmes, but the action takes place in our days. The authors of the series are mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”, “Jekyll”), the main role of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It is unclear whether the current season or the last fans still wait to continue.