Steam Invites and TF2 community servers may have been used to hijack PCs, hack hunters claim

An exploit in Source Engine games like Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may have let hackers remotely access players’ PCs for years, a non-profit reverse-engineering group revealed this weekend.

In a series of tweets, Secret Club revealed that all Source games share a remote code execution flaw that can be triggered via Steam invites or community servers. In an email to RPS, Secret Club explained that this exploit gave the attacker “full control over the victim’s system, which can be used to steal passwords, banking information, and more”.

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