Grand Theft Auto Online has a nasty new money-stealing hack floating around

    
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Like this, but airborne.

People steal money in Grand Theft Auto Online. That’s kind of the nature of the game, and players are given a large amount of content entirely focused upon stealing money. But while it’s a video game all about committing various crimes, “hack the game to steal the money from other players and then flag your victim as a hacker” is really not an approved version of content. So it’s a shame that it’s happening; you can see an example of this new hack in a video just below.

The new hack allows a hacker to leech a lot of money while massively inflating the target’s rating, flagging them as a hacker (hearkening back to the hack from the early days centered around “money bombs” of illegitimate funds). While there’s a certain amount of irony in the idea that people are griefing others by giving things out, it’s also making some players stay offline until the exploit is fixed. Let’s hope for soon, as this is supposed to be a game about having fun with pretend robberies, not actually being robbed.

Source: Kotaku
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Schmidt.Capela

While there’s a certain amount of irony in the idea that people are griefing others by giving things out,

Actually, giving out things that might flag innocent players as cheaters is a common tactic of actual cheaters. It forces the company running the game to double and triple check all bans related to hacking, allowing many cheaters to slip through the cracks, or else risk banning a large number of non-cheating players.

it’s also making some players stay offline until the exploit is fixed.

Naturally so. Rockstar has a reputation of banning first and asking questions later, if ever. If I was a player, I would be out of the online play until either this exploit was fixed or Rockstar made a promise to only remove ill-gotten cash without wiping or banning accounts.

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Godnaz

If I was a player, I would be out of the online play until either this exploit was fixed or Rockstar made a promise to only remove ill-gotten cash without wiping or banning accounts.

No see. Players are getting money taken from them.

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Schmidt.Capela

And getting their rating inflated artificially, which might be one way to flag a player as a cheater. And I particularly don’t trust Rockstar to have enough finesse to avoid false positives.