I usually expirence/hear about hacks going on in the after hours. I usually play a really fair even game up till about 9:00pm when suddenly the ecosystem of a server goes completely nuts. By about 11:00pm EST i always find myself in a server where the word “hacker” gets thrown around and people start losing their homes.
I lost both of my homes while i was inside of them, surrounded by a small group of bandits who seem to take enjoyment in making it seem as legit as possible. But honestly, if there are hacks out there that can detect where people and bases are, its best no to play during nerd primetime.
If you were to play from 8:00am to 4:00pm EST you are likely to never run into a hacker. In my experience the majority of hackers and script kiddies are from Europe, so if you play when they are going to bed, and the late night American nerds are sleeping… Well, you get my point. Try it, and witness a completely different Rust.