Unknown hackers, not Naughty Dog employee, stole and leaked The Last of Us 2 spoiler video
Last week we had an incident where the Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment’s latest game Last of Us 2 spoiler video was leaked online. The release of the spoiler video meant a severe dent in Sony’s plans to market the game in the coronavirus pandemic and get more eyeballs. At the time of the leak of The Last of Us Part 2 story spoilers video, all the fingers were pointed towards an unknown disgruntled Naughty Dog employee just like the Rockstar Games GTA 6 leaks.
But actually the leak was a work of unknown hackers. It is now confirmed that unknown hackers exploited the vulnerability in the patch of old Naughty Dogs game. They used the vulnerability to access the Naughty Dog servers and steal the Last of Us 2 spoiler video and leaked it online.
OK: After talking to two people with direct knowledge of how TLOU2 leaked as well as some Naughty Dog employees, I have a good idea of what happened. Short version: hackers found a security vulnerability in a patch for an older ND game and used it to get access to ND’s servers.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 3, 2020
Last of Us 2
The Last of Us is a very popular action-adventure game by Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog. The first part was released in 2013, while its sequel is due to be released on Play Station 4 in June 2020. Last of Us 2 is set five years after the events of the first The Last of Us. In the game, gamers play the role of 19-year-old Ellie, who fights the mysterious Christian cult in the post-apocalyptic United States.
The game contains survival horror elements and is played from the third-person perspective. Players can use firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth to defend against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus.
The above tweet by Bloomberg reporter, Jason Schreier confirms that the Last of Us 2 leak that happened last week was not a work of disgruntled Naughty Dog employee but a work of hackers. Sony has also confirmed Schreier’s claim that the Last of Us 2 leaks have nothing to do with a jaded employee of Naughty Dog or the company itself.
Here is a video showing all you want to know about Last of Us 2 courtesy VG247.com
The leaked footages of Last of Us 2 contain screenshots and video of the unreleased game making the fans extremely unhappy. It isn’t good to know the plot of the game you haven’t played yet.