A virus is currently spreading autonomously in different parts of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. It not only impacts the game, but also the players’ machines. Multiplayer mode has been disabled on Steam while the vulnerabilities are fixed.
Viruses can be transmitted even in video games, without installing any program. This is what is happening on the very famous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in many lobbies on Steam.
Players from call of duty sound the alarm
It is TechCrunch which reports the alert launched by a user on the Steam forums on June 26th. He encourages players to run a virus scanner before launching the game. According to Bee (his pseudonym), “[les pirates]attack using hacked lobbies.»
The English-language media specifies that the virus mentioned by the players “ appears to be in the online malware directory VirusTotal. » For a man named lp.edoardo, it would be a worm coded especially for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He could go to any lobbies and take control of them, all automatically. Which causes it to gradually infect players. The hackers could have found several bugs in the game in order to execute code on other players’ computers.
Activision takes the lead: the multiplayer ofModern Warfare 2disabled on Steam
The Twitter account (now X account) Call of Duty Updates, affiliated with Activision and listing the changes to the licensed games, indicated on July 26 that “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) multiplayer mode on Steam has been taken offline while we investigate reports of an issue.We can think that the publisher is working to deploy a patch as soon as possible.
For its part, Valve has not yet made any comment and has not responded to the various requests. According to the SteamDB site, which lists statistics on games on the platform, between 200 and 600 players simultaneously play the Activision title, despite being released in 2009, which is 14 years ago. Which makes the virus all the more amazing: it’s far from being the most popular game on Steam.
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