'Elden Ring' Players Are Getting Banned for Picking up Hacked Panties

It’s advice as old as time itself: don’t pick up underwear after a stranger drops it on the street. Some players in Elden Ring never learned this lesson and they’re getting banned from the game’s online services because of it. It’s a story that involves hacked panties and an exploit that’s almost as old as Dark Souls itself.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7wjpn/elden-ring-players-are-getting-banned-for-picking-up-hacked-panties

Worth noting that it’s impossible to know what an item is before picking it up, it’s just a generic item icon, so players can literally drop whatever hacked items to unsuspecting players.
I suppose if you’re looking for item dupes and missing stuff it’s better to ask friends or more official circles.