Monday, 18 July 2016

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This hypothesis sprung when Niantic servers suffered severe downtime that affected all game infrastructure, according to news reports.

The game was unavailable for several hours, much to the disappointment of the game’s over 10 million fans. Some took to Reddit and Twitter to express their frustration.

Two hacking groups have claimed responsibility: OurMine and PoodleCorp.

OurMine is known for hacking the Twitter accounts of tech leaders and celebrities. In recent weeks, the group has gained access to the accounts of Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey by breaking into linked accounts (Quora and Vine) and using those accounts to post to Twitter.

OurMine tried to prove that it was behind the attack on Pokemon Go by notifying TechCrunch before the attack started.

Yet this isn’t the only group taking credit for the server crash. PoodleCorp tweeted about it, too. This is the same collective that claimed responsibility for a series of hacks on YouTube personalities’ accounts last month.

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