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New GTA Online exploit takes cheating to a whole new level

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A newly discovered exploit in GTA Online’s code is allowing unscrupulous modders on PC to remove other players’ money, reduce their reputation levels and even lock them out of the game entirely.

Twitter user Tez2(opens in new tab) recently highlighted the issue –  which he claims was discovered by fellow Twitter user HarryGotTaken(opens in new tab) –  explaining that this exploit allows cheaters “to remotely add/remove/modify your stats and permanently corrupt your account aka ban/delete”.

Tez2 warned GTA Online players not to play right now while the exploit can still be taken advantage of by cheaters, or to “avoid playing without a firewall rule”.News of the exploit has spread to the GTA Online community proper too.

Thousands have responded to a post by Reddit user PapaXan(opens in new tab) which highlights Tez2’s tweet and encourages GTA Online players to mass report the issue to developer Rockstar, Though the exploit only affects those playing the game on PC, it’s daunting to see cheaters have the power to outright corrupt other players’ accounts.

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