Among Us has become a very popular game in the past few months, taking over Twitch streams and Youtube gameplays. And now, millions of players were spammed with messages by a hacker in their game log. The hacker has been identified as someone named “Eris Loris”, who spams games with links advertising their Youtube channel and ending with a “Trump 2020” message.
It begins like this: “Subscribe to Eris Loris on YouTube (or I hack your device) | https://discord.gg/Zt93vYS | TRUMP 2020” is the message users are sent on their chat. Everyone in the lobby will be forced to text this message and will be kicked out immediately after they do so. However, that is not the end—this might affect your installed application to the point that you may have to uninstall/reinstall the app.
What the fuck kind of among us hack is this?? pic.twitter.com/riZzRkLQWi
— Rach ? (@PinkAntagonist) October 22, 2020
“I was curious to see what would happen, and personally I found it funny. Anger and hatred is the part that makes it funny. If you care about a game and are willing to go and spam dislike some random dude on the internet because you can’t play it for 3 minutes, it’s stupid.” is what the hacker told Kotaku. The spam attacks are a publicity stunt for their Youtube channel, which promotes their hacks for different games.
Game developer InnerSloth has said that they are “super-duper aware of the current hacking issue” and are “looking into it”. This puts an additional burden on their small team of 3—who already have had to deal with an immense surge in their players. A new emergency update has rolled out today, which was probably rushed due to the hacker’s actions. For now, people are encouraged to play private games with people they trust.
We're are super duper aware of the current hacking issue and we're looking into it. We will be pushing out an emergency server update so people who are in game will get kicked from games. Please play private games or with people that you trust!!! Bare with us!! ?
— Innersloth (@InnerslothDevs) October 23, 2020
However, problems have still persisted despite the efforts of the team, with users reporting hacked games even during maintenance.
This is not the only mainstream hack of the recently popular game—like the “Always an Imposter” one, as well as others to increase speed, walk through walls, and kill instantly. Many gamers and streamers are now calling them out.