Hackers attacked Among Us players using spam in favor of Donald Trump

Hackers Attacked Among Us Players
A real sensation among the players - the game Among Us was attacked by hackers. In addition to threats, the messages also contained political propaganda in favor of Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 elections.

The hit of this fall among gamers, the multiplayer game Among Us has been attacked by hackers. The game developers responded instantly and released a rescue patch for players.

"Thanks" to the hackers, threatening messages arrived in the group chat that advertised one of the streamers and threatened to "hack your phone" if you did not subscribe to him. Messages ended with the signature "TRUMP 2020". Hundreds, if not thousands of in-game matches around the world have come under attack.

The developers of the game turned to gamers and said that they were aware of the problem and announced the emergency closing of the game, urging gamers to temporarily not launch Among Us, or at least play with those they can trust. Later, one of the programmers, Forest Willard, explained that updating the game can take time and in order to avoid errors, it is better not to launch the game at all. Despite this, many players continued to play as if nothing had happened.

"I was interested to see what happens" a hacker named Eris Loris told one of the gaming portals that have conducted their own investigation of the incident. The hacker took the blame for the hack, saying that "anger and hatred make it all the more fun." In addition, the hack also carried a political message, since the hacker confirmed that he supported President Donald Trump. "InnerSloth is a big enough company to prevent such hacks, but the update did not stop my bots completely," Loris also said. Despite this, the hacking messages disappeared after the update was released.

Among Us has recently become a real hit. The game was released back in 2018, but only became a hit in recent months, thanks to streams on YouTube and Twitch.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 28 October, 2020
IF (Interactive fiction)


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