Among Us is under a series of spam attacks. Nicknamed “Eris Loris”, the spam attack bombards the chat log of One Among Us with a message to subscribe to Eris Loris’s YouTube channel and vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election.
InnerSloth, the developers of Among Us, acknowledged the spam attack on its official Twitter account and stated that it was much more aware of the current hacking problem. InnerSloth has released an emergency server update to try and fix the problem, but it may not be enough.
Eurogamer has spoken to the alleged creator of the spam attack and explained the reasons, which, if this is true, is quite simple. Eris Loris’s YouTube channel already promotes homemade hacks for a variety of different games, and the spam attack is a publicity stunt. The rapid spread of the spam attack Among Us is partly due to the help of volunteers contributing to the servers.
As for the pro-Trump message, the so-called content creator simply says, “I’m a college student and I support Trump.”
A day after the developers said they had released a fix, players Among Us continued to report spam messages, and InnerSloth stated that players could be expelled from games while “emergency maintenance” is in progress.
Among Us was first launched in 2018, but has become incredibly popular during the COVID-19 outbreak as people stayed at home for on-the-spot ordering.
We also saw a massive increase in visibility thanks to a recent broadcast by representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who played the game with popular Twitch streamers to raise awareness of voting in the upcoming election.