Why was a spam attack launched against among us instead of one of the other social conduction games available? The spam attack that all but shut down among us effective millions of the players. The attack targeted the message boards of these players with threats and demands. Most of the threats and demands centered around either voting for Trump or subscribing to a specific YouTube channel. At the moment there’s very little suggest was orchestrated by a legitimate political group. It appears to have been the work of a small group or individual hacker. Though to be fair they must’ve had some serious computing power available to attack so many user profiles. Which still doesn’t answer why they chose aware earth as the attack recipient.
The most likely reason why the spam attack was launched against among us is due to its popularity. The sci-fi social deduction game is one of the most popular if not the most popular one of 2020. This meant that the attack would as it did be able to strike a large number of players. Additionally, if the alternative motive was to generate some sort of negative publicity towards Trump that would succeed. Specifically, by attacking such a popular game with the spam attack demanding votes for Trump it shows him negatively. Also, the popularity of the game ensures that a large number of people will hear about it weren’t affected directly. this of course assumes that the attack was politically motivated. Either by a legitimate political group or a rogue individual.
Another reason the spam attack was launched among us is due to the nature of the game program. Specifically, the game was first made several years ago has only recently undergone updates. Specifically, updates to its primary operating system to include new features. One of these features was expanding and enhancing the abilities of the message board. It appears that the hacker to the patents of some older and less secure Legacy program in the game. Obviously, the development team is still trying to update the game to modern standards including secure. To that end they have recently rolled out updates to improve the security of the game. hopefully, that will prevent a repeat of the cyber-attack.