Hacked! Call of Duty Players Encounter Malicious Malware in lobby

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 got multiple fixes at the end of July 2023, thanks to Microsoft and Activision’s impending merger. Many console gamers returned to the game after the new update. However, they were yet to fix the self-multiplying malware known as Worm which was first reported in 2018.

The result was that Modern Warfare 2 on Steam went offline to investigate multiple reports about hackers. Servers were shut down on July 28, 2023. TechCrunch learned that the person who first discovered the bug that could potentially be exploited to harm the security of a computer, Maurice Heumann, had reported it five years ago and even sent a follow-up email.

What is the Worm malware in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2?

In computer language, Worm is a malicious program that replicates itself and automatically spreads through a network. Hackers are using a “super-easy bug to exploit” as termed by Heumman to infect computers with the worm virus. Players that are in an online lobby that has the malware can spread it to other lobbies.

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It is best to have an anti-virus scan before playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Moreover, if you feel something isn’t right in a lobby or encounter coded scripts on the screen, immediately close the game and scan the computer for viruses. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.

Modern Warfare 2 is already experiencing a lot of ‘hacker issues’ with aimbot users and wallhack users establishing supremacy in the leaderboards. The addition of PC security threats like Worms isn’t a good sign for the reputation of MW2.