Tez2 advises PC players not to log into the game anytime soon
GTA Online hacks often seem like a common occurrence for Rockstar multiplayer PC players. However, things are looking especially bad right now as players are warning of "extreme exploits" that are apparently dangerous enough that the creator of one of the most popular anti-cheat solutions has suggested that players should stop playing the game altogether until it is resolved.
Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA Online) players may lose all their data if their accounts are hacked by hackers who know how to change and delete information from accounts, an insider under the pseudonym Tez2 reported on Twitter on January 20.
The functionality of the new software makes it possible to do almost any manipulation with user statistics. In particular, hackers can add or subtract money, experience, stats, and so on. Some actions can lead to blocking an account from Rockstar, that is, in fact, an attacker can ban anyone. Tez2 recommends that PC players do not log into the game any time soon as there is a possibility that they may stumble upon a hacker and lose their account. Developers and publishers of video games will unconditionally remove modified accounts, deeming them fraudulent.
However, community advice changed as reports began to suggest that the exploit could allow "partial remote code execution." Since then, Speyedr, the creator of the anti-cheat tool, has temporarily disabled access to all builds, explaining that he wants to discourage anyone from trying to play online. "This exploit is so severe that one wrong setting or action could result in the loss of your account or even your PC files."
Recall that in September 2022, the GTA 6 source code and gameplay videos were leaked. The videos have gone viral on YouTube and social media. However, at the request of Take-Two, most of the videos have been removed due to copyright infringement.