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GTA Online has a security breach apparently

Published: 00:43, 25 December 2020
Take-Two Interactive
GTA Online vehicle Ocelot XA-21
GTA Online, Ocelot XA-21

Rockstar Games' golden goose, GTA Online, is a place where cheaters are seen often but they can now kick players out of singleplayer and gain access to some of their information, allegedly.

The Brick Prince, a YouTuber focusing on GTA content, has recently come out with some damning information about GTA Online on PC. According to his info, the game's cheaters, dubbed "modders" by the community, now have some new tools at their disposal that are much worse than being able to drop random objects on players or teleporting around the map.

Namely, the two new mod menus will allegedly let modders boot players out of invite-only Online sessions and even singleplayer. Now, these sound like annoyances but the same mod menus also pose a huge security risk for anyone playing on PC.

According to The Brick Prince's information, these menus allow modders to obtain other players' IP address and even bookmark their Rockstar ID, in which case they would get a notification each time the targeted player goes online. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out this is the wet dream of anyone wishing to grief a specific player.

Despite the headache such a targeted player could have with modders in their sessions, it is the fact that their IP is exposed that should worry them more. Should they wish to, people with access to this information could potentially dox or even swat their targets.

To make matters worse, it appears that these mod menus will allow their users to spoof their names and Rockstar IDs, making it impossible for regular players to report them. The Brick Prince has tagged both Rockstar Support and Rockstar Games in his chain of tweets and it remains to be seen what the company will do about these issues.

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