Developer Infinity Ward recently warned Playstation 3 players of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 that the recent hack of the system has opened up the possibility of exploitation. According to the studio, hacked servers have the ability to reset player stats and abilities, as well as bequeath temporary, mod-like abilities such as super speed. The company has stated that is looking into ways to fix the problem, but it may be up to Sony to restore long-term stability.
“Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they’re played on,” writes company strategist Robert Bowling. “Therefore, updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem completely, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform.”
For now, Infinity Ward recommends players stick to known players in private matches, and report any hacked servers directly to Sony.