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Hackers may have DayZ standalone’s source code, expect a cheat explosion

Wednesday, 14th May 2014 23:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive has been hacked, and the intruders might have made off with the zombie survival sim’s source code.

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The hack was first brought to light by somebody claiming to have done the dirty deed; on Unknown Cheats, the alleged hacker posted what they claimed were images of DayZ’s source code.

(The thread has since been deleted, but not before Reddit captured the important parts.)

“Yeah right,” you’re thinking, “And I hacked the moon.” But Bohemia Interactive has since confirmed that a hack of some kind took place. The developer told RelyOnHorror as well as SegmentNext which broke the news, that it had “detected an attack” on certain servers.

“The precise nature and scope of this attack is currently being extensively investigated,” Bohemia added.

While Bohemia hasn’t confirmed the source code was nabbed, a tool for debugging the source code is already doing the rounds online, suggesting it has.

If the source code really has escaped, and is being spread around, then you can expect a new, massive wave of cheats to start hitting the game; for a hacker, getting their hands on this is like being given the keys to a castle.

No user information was compromised during the hack, though, and Bohemia doesn’t anticipate any inetrruption to its development schedule, so that’s alright, at least.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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5 Comments

  1. Hunam

    The stupid thing is, the people who took the source code obviously like the game, but by making cheats for it you’ll just kill it before it gets off the ground.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. budoshi

    like there wasnt a lot of cheaters already.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @budoshi true. But this will make it much, much easier.

    #3 4 months ago
  4. wattz

    lolz ,they have released the cracked server files all ready :D !

    #4 4 months ago
  5. Ghettoweed

    Yea, some of the big name DayZ hack makers like Rustler, Raiin, Bowen, and Lystic have started making Dayz Standalone hacks. They aren’t the bad guy hackers liek the guys who hacked the source code. They only make scripts to cheat in the game itself. They made a super menu together, it has a bunch of their scripts in it. I’ve had the fortune of not running into any hackers yet, at least i don’t think i have haha. If you are looking for Dayz standalone hacks don’t download anything off Youtube they’re all viruses. Real Dayz hacks are .sqf files not .exe (unless it’s a bypass). All you need is a script executer which can be found online easily.

    #5 4 months ago

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