Dark Souls game servers closed after RCE exploit

A dangerous Remote Code Execution vulnerability has been found in the Dark Souls 3 computer game. This RCE exploit makes it possible for hackers to take control of another player’s computer. The vulnerability is only dangerous for PC gamers who play the game online. Several Dark Souls servers have since been shut down. This can be read in a post on the official Dark Souls Twitter feed.

RCE exploit

A dangerous RCE exploit has been found in the popular game Dark Souls 3 . Remote Code Execution attacks allow hackers to remotely execute malicious code on a computer.

An exploit used in the invasion allows a player to gain access to their opponent’s computer. The hacker can then damage the computer, install viruses or steal personal information. The vulnerability could also affect Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, and the upcoming Elden Ring.

The exploit was spotted thanks to an interrupted Twitch stream from The_Grim_Sleeper. The game crashed at the end of the stream. Then a robotic voice (from Microsoft text-to-speech) criticized the way the game was played. The streamer reported that he had been hacked and that he had taken control of his game.

Publicity stunt

The hacker would have been aware of the vulnerability and would have made several attempts to contact the computer game developer From Software. Since he got no response, he decided to do a publicity stunt. He used the hack on streamers to highlight the dangers of the vulnerability.

If big hackers with the wrong intentions had discovered the vulnerability, the consequences could have been much more serious. RCE allows hackers to cause irreparable damage to a computer and potentially steal sensitive information.

Servers shut down

To prevent gamers from being affected, From Software and video game publisher Bandai Namco have decided to temporarily shut down its PvP (Player vs Player) servers. On Sunday, the company notified gamers via a Twitter post: “PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow the team to process recent reports of an issue with online services. to investigate.”

The vulnerability does not affect the console versions of Dark Souls.

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