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‘Dark Souls 3’ exploit lets hackers take control of your PC

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jan 23, 2022 10:16 pm
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Dimapur, Jan. 23 (EMN): There is a new security vulnerability in Dark Souls 3 that could apparently allow hackers to take control of a user’s PC, according to a Twitter user @SkeleMann and multiple threads on the Dark Souls 3 subreddit forum.

According to Twitter user @SkeleMan, the remote code execution (RCE) exploit works more like a Trojan Horse virus and it can reportedly brick players’ computers, steal data and execute programs in the background.

Unfortunately, the exploit was seen live on Twitch streamer The__Grim__Sleeper’s live stream on Friday. The__Grim__Sleeper’s game crashed about 1 hour 20 minutes into the stream and a Microsoft’s text-to-speech generator started criticizing his gameplay.

According to a post on the SpeedSouls’ Discord channel, the hacker reportedly hacked the streamer to raise awareness about the vulnerability. The post states that the hacker reportedly approached Dark Souls developer FromSoftware to inform about the issue but was ignored.

In response to the incident, FromSoftware and its publisher Bandai Namco have temporarily shut down Dark Souls 3 PvP servers to contain the situation.

The company has informed that a team was investigating the issue and it is probably best to stay off the game until an official fix is released.

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jan 23, 2022 10:16:01 pm
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