Rockstar responds to a GTA Online vulnerability that allows hackers to encrypt game files

Rockstar responds to a GTA Online vulnerability that allows hackers to encrypt game files ...

Because of hacker exploits, GTA Online players have been exposed to damaging game data corruption, and Rockstar has now sought to reassure gamers.

While some players have been enjoying the most recent GTA Online content, such as the addition of Taxi Work and the Roaming Gun Van, others have had their gameplay ruined by mischievous hackers.

Players who wish to explore Los Santos and spend their leisure time have their accounts exposed to a vulnerability that could alter game data or even delete online characters and hours of work for a period of weeks.

Rockstar Games has decided that enough is enough and has come forward to tackle the issue in a tweet in an attempt to comfort players and scare hackers.

On January 23, 2022, the tweet in question came from the official Rockstar Games Twitter account, and stated that the company is not only aware of the problem, but is also working to resolve it very shortly.

“We are aware of possible new GTA Online for PC vulnerabilities that we intend to address in an upcoming security-related title update,” a tweet said in full.

The upcoming GTA Online appears to be primarily focused on resolving the present situation, with Rockstar describing it as a "security-related title update."

Don't expect it to enliven the game with new features and content in the same way as the Weekly Update does.

It's unclear what this might imply for hackers planning to exploit this technique in the future, and GTA Online players affected by the vulnerability will have to wait to see if anything can be done for them and their lost data.

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Rockstar Games has provided a photo credit for the game.