It is not a good day for "Among Us" players as another hacker under the name of Eris Loris disrupted the game. Is there a way to counter the attack? Are the developers working on this issue?
Who is 'Among Us' Hacker Eris Loris?
No one knows about the identity of this "Among Us" hacker (gender is also unsure because it is easy to make names). As this hacker started disrupting the game, players are outraged, urging Innersloth to fix the issue.
Since the hacker has not been identified, some speculations suggest that the attack has a political agenda. Some suggest the person behind this "Among Us" hacker Eris Loris is a "pro-Trump" as victims saw the same spam messages commanding them to subscribe to the hacker's YouTube channel, followed by the text "or else we will kill your device." Apart from that, it is either followed by a link to their Discord or Twitter, signing off "Trump 2020."
On Reddit, players called him "bot" or one of the "army of bots." Due to the series of reports, the game's developers acknowledged the hacking reports and made an emergency server update to deal with the issue. On Twitter, the official account of Innersloth tweeted an advice:
"Please play private games or with people that you trust!!!" People continued seeing the hack, now with messages like "You're mad I'm back" and "Paid by Putin from Russia."
Reminder!! Please play private games or with people that you trust!!! We're doing what we can!! — InnerSloth (@InnerslothDevs) October 23, 2020
Hello everyone, 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
There had been the second round of fixes followed, according to PC Gamer. As of now, the developers are still fixing some server issues.
Eurogamer and Kotaku had successfully reached out to the alleged hacker. He/she told Eurogamer that this event is just a "publicity stunt," and they design and sell in-game. The hacker claimed they had affected 1.5 million matches.
Meanwhile, the hacker told Kotaku: "The 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 cant play it for 3 minutes, it's stupid."
What to do now?
For now, the safest solution is to follow the advice of "Among Us" developers. Never fall into his trap like subscribing to the infamous YouTube channel nor commenting on the videos--that's what he wants. The developers are currently working to fix the issues.
A source suggests that it is safe to avoid the public lobbies, and when you encounter Eris Loris and those sending spam messages mentioned earlier, ban them immediately.
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Written by WyrdArah