Valve seemingly has a bit of a leak problem right now, as the source code for both Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has recently made its way into the public eye. Or at least, that’s how it appears. The source code has actually been public knowledge for a while and is only now hitting the mainstream.
If you’re unaware of what’s going on, here’s the short of it: The source code for both Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seemingly leaked on April 22 through an anonymously posted blog post (by a user only known as Maxx), though the files in question are dated for 2017/2018. Regardless, the leak still represented a possible means for hackers to run a remote code execution and inject malicious code into a player’s account.
In response to this leak, several player-run servers temporarily shut down to protect their users. In a blog post, Creators.TF wrote, “Due to the recent source code leak, we are shutting our servers down for the foreseeable future. This is because of the uncertainty surrounding security to our infrastructure as well as your computer. We will monitor the situation and keep you updated.” Redsun.TF issued a similar statement, writing in a Steam blog post, “Due to the recent code leaks for both CS:GO and TF2, I have decided to keep all servers offline until a patch is released for potential bugs.”
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