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Cyberpunk 2077 Mods Open Users Up to Hacks

Modding Cyberpunk 2077 could open you up to malware attacks.
Modding Cyberpunk 2077 could open you up to malware attacks. / Photo courtesy of CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red simply cannot catch a break. After adding mod support to Cyberpunk 2077 last week, the developer is now warning players that using mods can expose them to hacks.

Although players had been modding the game since it came out, CD Projekt Red added its own modding tools and resources to the game Jan. 27, making mod support official and promising updates to the modding tools in future patches. Modders should use caution, however: CD Projekt Red says a vulnerability in external DLL files can be manipulated to execute code on PCs. This would allow bad actors to include all kinds of malware in mods, sneaking them onto the PCs of unsuspecting Cyberpunk players.

CD Projekt Red says the vulnerability will be fixed as soon as possible, but advises gamers to refrain from downloading mods from unknown sources for the time being. The Cyberpunk 2077 train, long freed from the rails, somehow continues to crash.