Hackers can exploit the game’s cheats in online mode.
In an interview with The Wiire, a programmer has confirmed that The Conduit can be easily hacked, giving players the opportunity to cheat their way into victory across the game’s various online modes. A coder named "hetoan2" was able to discover The Conduit’s infinite health and ammo cheats, in addition to other online modifier hacks like online rankings, leaderboards, and "moon jumping". hetoan2 discovered the codes with a device that dumps data from the Wii.
"The process is simple really, just using a bunch of searches on changes on in-game variables, and once you find where they're stored you can rewrite the code to make it do what you want, or you can write your own code to make it do what you want."
hetoan2 revealed the actual codes that activate the cheats in the game. There is also an Easter egg hidden within these codes: when translated into ASCII, they reveal a message that expresses hetoan2’s dislike of online cheaters.
He then explained how his discoveries might allow High Voltage Software (HVS) to create a better online structure.
"HVS has not told me exactly what they plan to do in their future games, but I have given them some suggestions for online checks and a couple of different banning methods (for future online hackers) that are different from Nintendo's."
High Voltage is currently tracking MAC addresses of cheaters and reporting that information to Nintendo.
When asked what else HVS can do to prevent this issue from becoming more widespread, and to what degree players might be affected, hetoan2 assured Conduit fans that there are very few online hackers to be found. He also stated that that while HVS can’t currently do anything to correct the code, they can log off the cheaters and report them to Nintendo.