‘The Last of Us Part II’ leak: Here’s how it happened

The Last of Us Part II leak
  • The Last of Us Part II is one of the last major first-party releases for the PlayStation 4 ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 5 this holiday season.
  • In April, a major leak on YouTube spoiled some of the most important story moments from The Last of Us Part II, and some suspected that a disgruntled employee might be the culprit.
  • Multiple reports now say that hackers took advantage of a security vulnerability to gain access to Naughty Dog's servers and steal at least 1TB of content.
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The next generation of video game consoles is just months away, but there are still a few major blockbusters planned for this generation in the interim. Perhaps the most notable of all of them is The Last of Us Part II, the sequel to one of 2013's most critically-acclaimed releases, but developer Naughty Dog was thrown for a loop last week when a flood of spoilers popped up online as part of a massive leak of mysterious origin.

Videos were uploaded to YouTube last week that appeared to show off gameplay and cutscenes from The Last of Us Part II, spoiling key moments from the story. The footage also featured debug information at the bottom of the screen, leading some to speculate that a disgruntled Naughty Dog employee might have been behind the leak. But on Friday, Sony confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the people behind the video leak were "not affiliated with Sony Interactive Entertainment or Naughty Dog," and now evidence suggests that hackers were to blame.

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