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‘Among Us’ back online after a DDoS attack this weekend

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After a weekend of Among us is back online. “Okay, servers look stable and good now!” developer Innersloth tweeted on Monday at 3:37 PM ET. “Hopefully the tampers don’t come back – we’ll keep you posted if anything changes.”

Much of the weekend, Among us players in North America and Europe were unable to connect to the game’s servers to play the popular mafia-style title. When the connectivity issues first started, Innersloth blamed the problem on a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. According to the game’s official Twitter account, the attack started late Friday afternoon and it looked like Innersloth’s small team needed most of the weekend to deal with the situation. “I can’t believe I’m working on Saturdays now, I had to go get a croissant”, the studio in a poignant but light-hearted tweet.

Following its popularity at the start of the pandemic, Among Us has seen a large number of disruptive attacks. Before this weekend’s DDoS attack, the most significant incident involved a hacker named Eris Loris targeting the game with a spam campaign that may have .

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