Nexus Mods May Have Been Victim of a Hack

by - 4 years ago

Nexus Mods

Another day another hack. After the likes of VTech and TalkTalk, it was only a matter of time before hackers did the truly unthinkable, they started targeting your games (again)!

While not strictly targeting your games they are looking to target Nexus mods, one of the most popular sources for people to post and download files to augment your experience with a variety of games. Similar to how Steam workshop works, nexus mods lets you upload, download and endorse people’s adjustments meaning you can do everything from upgrading the graphics in Oblivion to wearing Buzz Lightyears armour in Fallout 4 if the developers don’t break mods.

The breach is reported to have affected users registered before mid-2013 but as a general rule of thumb, if someone is hacked you change your details quick. While being hacked is one issue there has been another one which is slightly more worrying, the mods have been changed.

Popular mods Higher Settlement Budget, Rename Dogmeat and the BetterBuild have found that someone other than their creators made changes to the above-mentioned mods. The addition of “dsounds.dll” to the files have been sent off to a malware research team to check and act upon the file should it appear to be dangerous.

As a precaution, if you own a Nexus Mods account you should change your password and if you are a mod creator, check your mod’s not been altered, reporting any suspicious action if you believe your account or mod have been compromised.

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