Valve’s Team Fortress 2 has been compromised and giving its players malware. In May 2018, a disgruntled Lever Softworks employee released the source code for both CS:GO and TF2. This code was used for CS:GO’s 2017 patch called Operation Hydra and has since been replaced. Unfortunately, for TF2 it’s the latest major patch called Jungle Inferno. The source code is leaving players of TF2 vulnerable to Malware that gives a third party full controller of the player’s PC. The Reddit universe continues to post fake images of the malicious attack making the search for the crack difficult. The Team Fortress 2 Twitter account states they have investigated the issue and the game is safe to play.
Bothe TF2 and CS:GO are asking players to report any tips on the leak to Valve Security, found here.
While Valve and its games continue to state the games are safe, the community leaders disagree. 2Eggs is a prominent modder in the community and tweeted a PSA urging players to avoid TF2 until Valve has solved the issue. The Steam dedicated twitter account Steam Database (SteamDB) first broke the news with a screengrab of the leaked source code. Steam Database has proven in the past to be a reliable source.
The details are still muddy as Valve has still not addressed the concerns past their initial statement of everything is fine. We’ll keep you updated as this unfolds.