Modern Warfare 2 Players Under Malware Threat

A recent report by TechCrunch highlights a concerning security issue for players of the original version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Steam. Hackers have been exploiting the game’s online lobbies, injecting self-spreading malware that puts players’ PCs at risk of infection. The malware’s specific purpose remains unclear, but it is suspected to be a worm due to its self-replicating behavior.

According to a post on the Steam Forum, players are being advised to use a virus scanner before launching the game to detect and address any potential malware. However, it appears that Activision has not yet confirmed a solution for the issue.

Interestingly, Microsoft recently fixed online lobbies for the Xbox 360 version of the game, which resulted in a surge in Xbox Series X sales. For Xbox players, there is currently no indication of any malware threat.

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It is essential for players on Steam to exercise caution while playing the 2009 version of the game until a fix is officially announced. Alternatively, they may consider playing the current Modern Warfare II, which is about to head into season 05. This move not only provides a safer gaming experience but also allows players to explore new content from the battle pass.

Source: randonly

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