A bug in Grand Theft Auto V Online has reportedly put PC gamers’ gameplay at risk, and in some cases, their hardware.
The bug is said to allow con man hijacking modders, edit, Or corrupted PC gamer account information. Some players report that all their gameplay and account data has been wiped, while others report that their in-game currency has been stolen. Worse, the bug allegedly allows “partial remote code execution”, potentially allowing a malicious user to edit the player’s girlfriend PC files. GTA publisher Rockstar Games has yet to officially comment on the situation, but many commentators have encouraged PC players please refrain from playing the game until you have a better idea of what is going on.
News of the trouble first began appearing in various pockets of the internet over the weekend, with one particular observer, a Twitter account. Tez2 (updated regularly on Rockstar news) and posts extensively on exploits. The official Rockstar support forums also saw a spike in complaints.
“Gta Online on PC is currently unplayable due to a serious exploit. This needs to be fixed,” one user posted.
“I’m scared to play online,” another commented. “Please fix this rockstar. I really like this game.”
Another merely said: “GET YOUR *** TOGETHER ROCKSTAR!”
Meanwhile, a subreddit devoted to the game has called for players to avoid the game until further notice. “As we’ve learned it is not safe to play the game on PC right now due to a very dangerous exploit that has just come to light,” reads a Pinned Post Share on subreddit. “We need to wrap this up and report it to Rockstar so Rockstar can’t ignore it.”
On the same subreddit, users have expressed frustration that Rockstar has not yet addressed or confirmed security issues. R* is more interested in bad press than in telling people how much their games have been compromised or what their personal information is at risk. ” commented 1 user. “If I can’t even say that X is safe for now, I think it’s really bad.”
Tez2Monitoring the situation wrote, “Rockstar is aware.” [of the problem] The first mod menu was logging affected accounts before it started exploiting the new exploit. ” However, the company itself has yet to issue an official statement on the matter.
BleepingComputer reports that the vulnerability associated with the exploit has already been designated an official CVE and is being tracked as follows: CVE-2023-24059CVE describes it as a bug that allows hackers to “partially execute remote code or modify files on your PC.” However, not many details are known about how the exploit works.
Gizmodo reached out to Rockstar for comment on the apparent security issue, but has not received a response.
for bugs do If it turns out to be real, it would be far from the first security issue Rockstar has recently experienced. Stealing (and later leaking) source code For the upcoming GTA 6.