With the new bug, hackers can take control of users’ systems by simply sending them CS: GO invite links to play the online multiplayer shooter.
The bug was first discovered by a hacking group — The Secret Club. As per a video posted by them on their official Twitter handle, the bug is affecting Steam’s invite system where players click on the Invite to play option in CS:GO and hackers can acquire private details and information of those who accept the invite.
It is important to note that the major problem in the Source game engine developed by Valve. The engine is used by many Valve titles including the popular multiplayer title — Counter Strike: Global Offensive. While the issue is not present in other titles, CS:GO still has it. It can be clearly seen in the video below.
The Secret Club also told Motherboard that one of their members and security researchers named Florian reported the bug to Valve back in 2019 via HackerOne, a bug bounty platform.
Florian confirmed that Valve marked the bug as ‘critical’ and also admitted that they were slow to respond.
While it is clear that Valve has fixed the bug for most games, but the bug is a big concern for players. For now, Valve has not responded to the hacker’s report. Also, the gaming platform has not confirmed when a fix for the same will arrive in the game.
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