back to article Screech! Grand Theft Auto V malware mods warning

Cybercrooks are cooking up malware disguised as mods for the Grand Theft Auto V video game. GTA V allows players to modify their gaming environment with "mods" (modifications). It's all been good fun, but recently two of the mods – "Angry Planes" and "No Clip" – have generated warnings on forums frequented by fans of the game …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No surprise...

    Given the massive success of GTA V and the fact that most gamers are craving for the coolest mods and features, it must be a very welcome target group for the nasty guys. Add to that the fact that mods are coming from untrusted sources (Rockstar doesn't endorse or officially support any), this really is no surprise at all.

  2. WonkoTheSane

    Obscure X-Men reference

    Kitty Pride would have been a more universally known through-wall-walker.

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    2. David Lewis 2
      Coat

      Re: Obscure X-Men reference

      Funny, my first reference was the "Doom" cheat. I must be showing my age.

      1. Flatpackhamster

        Re: Obscure X-Men reference

        noclip

        1. malle-herbert

          Re: Obscure X-Men reference

          You mean : IDCLIP

          1. Jamesit

            Re: Obscure X-Men reference

            nope:IDSPISPOPD

            1. Anonymous Bullard

              Re: Obscure X-Men reference

              IDCLIP ... IDSPISPOPD

              Depends on what version you're playing.

  3. Crazy Operations Guy

    Mods on steam

    Except people will still go to third party websites to download mods that don't pass Steam's policies, such as the "Hot Coffee" mod... People will ignore every security warning in existence if there is any possibility of seeing genitals.

    1. Old Handle
      Devil

      Re: Mods on steam

      Not to mention that Steam itself has spyware capabilities, so at best it'd be a lesser of two evils kind of trade.

      1. Sebastian A

        Re: Mods on steam

        Personally, I'd rather Valve have my details than random Chinese cybercrooks, if for no other reason than that Valve already get most of my disposable income anyway.

      2. Robert Helpmann??
        Childcatcher

        Re: Mods on steam

        It's better to have a gaming setup separate from the computer you use for online banking and similar, which helps to mitigate both the issue of flaws within Steam and any malware that might come with whatever mods you download. Even if it is something as simple as a swappable HD rather than an entire dedicated machine, this would seem to be a reasonable step to take.

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