As usual i was enjoying a csgo community match at ganggaming.in which is a leading CSGO community platform in India with well over 1000+ daily online players count and all of sudden the remote connection to their server was lost and a announcement was made on their official discord channel regarding news of a potential source code leak rumor and that as a preventive measure and for safety of their community they decided to shutdown their game server’s immediately.
The following announcement was made on their official discord channel:
Source of this announcement was a twitter handle named 2Eggs – “better to be safe than sorry”
which is a very reputed twitter handle when it comes to CS:GO updates.
On Further Research of the claims made by 2Eggs tweet that these source code files were published on internet we tried to find these files and with just few torrent index searches we were able to get hands on it.
These where the contents of that file we got our hands on as per the alarm raised by 2Eggs tweet.
Mean while as mentioned earlier all the top CS:GO gaming communities from GangGaming to L.O.T everyone has paused their service and shut downed their servers as a preventive measure until a official statement is made by Valve Officials
Even BananaGamingCS one of the most popular CS:GO YouTuber has announced the same warning for his Twitter followers:
This is what he tweeted:
Update: Valve, the developers of CS:GO have just responded via their Twitter handle to a major leak which created a stir in gaming community
They have suggested As always, playing on the official servers is recommended for greatest security.
But in another tweet they mentioned that the investigation will be continued and news outlets and players will be informed about any such updates meanwhile if anyone has more information about the leak then the “Valve’s security page” describes how best way to report that information to the developers.
Meanwhile the TF2 game developers haven’t made any clarifications or updates yet
We think its worth waiting for some more time for their investigation to complete as we all know prevention is always better than cure.