Hackers Attacked Pokemon Go Servers

Hackers Attacked Pokemon Go Game Servers

Hackers Attacked Pokemon Go game Servers

As Niantic rolled out Pokemon Go to 26 additional countries over the weekend, it’s easy to assume the rush of new players was to blame for recent server issues.

But hacking collective OurMine may have also played a part. The group is famous for penetrate the social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey among others claimed responsibility for the popular game going offline on Sunday.

“We wrote we will stop the attack if any Niantic staff talked with us, because we will teach them how to protect their servers,” the anonymous representative said.
According to OurMine, if it doesn’t break into celebrity accounts and knock games offline, someone else will.

Hackers Claim Responsibility for Attacking Pokemon Go Servers

Someone like PoodleCorp, which also attacked Pokemon Go servers this weekend via a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDOS ).

Pokemon Go launched first in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, before slowly making its way around the globe, launching in Germany, the UK, and a handful of other countries.

The mobile game’s universal appeal has everyone from young students to politicians trying to catch all. But some folks, including Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), remain doubtful about security.

 

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