Popular game Among Us targeted by propaganda hack

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Among Us is a game that constantly rises in popularity, but it seems that not even small indie titles aren’t safe from the occasional hackings and propaganda.

That being said, Among Us has been hit by a hack that advertised a streaming channel, and it urged the user to subscribe to it, otherwise, their phone would end up damaged.

The hack would then display a TRUMP 2020 message before disappearing.


An urgent patch was released to handle the hack

InnerSloth, the developers and creators of Among US quickly released a small hotfix to deal with the issues.

Before the patch release, they went on and released an official statement on Twitter where they let everyone know that they were aware of the issue.

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!! 😰

The hacker was later identified as one Eris Loris and in an interview with Kotaku he stated that:

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 can’t play it for 3 minutes, it’s stupid.


Why was Among Us targeted?

Among Us is one of those games that could be considered late bloomers, as it has been available for quite some time now, but it only rose in popularity over the past months.

In fact, Among Us is constantly among the most played games on PC, not the mention the popularity it has on mobile devices.

This access to hundreds of thousands of users makes any game the perfect target for any hacker that is trying to spread his political beliefs, or who just wants to make a lot of people angry.

However, you don’t need to worry about the hack anymore since it has been handled by the latest patch and server update.

How do I avoid getting spammed?

Note: These steps are for PC users only

  • Make sure that you are running the game’s public beta
  • Open Steam, and go to the Library tab
  • Find Among Us in the list of games
  • Right-click it and select Properties
  • Open the Betas tab
  • Select Public Beta from the drop-down list

Steam should now be checking for the latest available version of Among Us, and apply it for you as well.

Since the Among Us developers are constantly patching the game to fix the hack, periodically check whether your game is the latest version or not just to be sure.


What’s your take on this unexpected assault on Among Us?

Let us know if you experienced the hack first-hand by telling us all about it in the comments section below.