Between us servers offline after DDoS attack

Players of the popular space social deception game Between us started having difficulties connecting to its servers on March 24, after which the Innersloth developers had to take the servers offline to deal with the problem, which is apparently the result of a DDoS attack. Or, as the charming and informal Twitter account Among Us put it, “we have sabotage going on lol”.

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Servers in North America and Europe have been taken offline while Innersloth works to fix the issue. A follow-up tweet explained that “they can toggle it on/off but will update you when we think it’s stable sorry!!!”

This isn’t the first time someone has targeted Among Us. In 2020, a hack filled its lobbies with bots that repeatedly sent spam messages, after which players were eliminated and left in a black room before being logged out. The messages sent as spam tried to convince players to subscribe to the hacker’s YouTube channel “or else we’ll kill your device”, after which they subscribed to “Trump 2020”.

Among Us was first released in 2018, but became an unexpected hit in 2020, thanks to a combination of lockdown-induced desperation for something to do with friends online and going viral on Twitch. Here’s the full story about how Among Us became so popular.

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