Reports indicate that a bug in Grand Theft Auto V Online is putting PC gamers’ gameplay — and possibly even their hardware — at risk.
The bug allegedly allows fraud hijacked by modders, edit, or corrupt PC gamer account information. Some players reported that all their gameplay and account data was wiped, while others said their in-game currency was stolen. Worse, the bug is said to allow “partial remote code execution,” which could allow malicious users to edit files on a player’s PC.While GTA’s publisher, Rockstar Games, has yet to officially comment on the matter, many commentators encouraged PC gamers refrain from playing the game until we have a better idea of what’s going on.
News of the troubles first started appearing in all corners of the internet over the weekend, with one particular observer, the twitter account Tez 2 (Regularly updated with news from Rockstar), widely disseminating information about the exploit. Complaints also surged in Rockstar’s official support forums.
“Gta online is currently unplayable on PC due to a critical bug that needs to be fixed,” one user posted.
“Scared of playing online,” commented another. “Please fix this rock star, I really love this game.”
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Another just said: “Let your **** rock stars together!”
Meanwhile, a subreddit dedicated to the game is urging players to avoid playing the game until further notice. “As we know, it’s not safe to play games on PC right now due to a very dangerous vulnerability that just came to light,” permanent position Share in subreddit. “We need to report it heavily to Rockstar so they don’t ignore it.”
On the same subreddit, a user expressed disappointment that Rockstar hasn’t addressed or even confirmed the security issue: “That’s definitely the most inexcusable factor. R* cares more about bad press than telling people how bad their game is broken and what it is danger to their personal information,” commented a user. “It really makes me think the worst-case scenario, if they can’t even come out and say X is safe at the moment.”
Tez 2has been monitoring the situation, wrote: “Rockstar is aware of [of the problem] And log any affected accounts before the first mod menu starts abusing the new exploit. However, the company itself has yet to issue an official statement on the issue.
BleepingComputer reports that the vulnerability associated with this exploit has received an official CVE designation and is being tracked as CVE-2023-24059. CVE describes the vulnerability as allowing hackers to “achieve partial remote code execution or modify files on the PC.” However, there aren’t many details about how the exploit is supposed to work.
Gizmodo reached out to Rockstar for comment on the apparent security concerns, but did not hear back. If they respond, we’ll update this story.
if wrong Do As it turns out to be true, this is far from the first bit of security trouble Rockstar has had lately.Last year, a cybercriminal managed to compromise the gaming giant’s systems and began Stealing (and later leaking) source code to the upcoming GTA 6.