If you could not log into your favorite gaming app, “Pokemon Go” last Saturday, it is not because servers had crashed due to traffic overload again. “Poodlecorp”, a hackers’ team, had shut it down temporarily and are going to do it again soon!
Even though there have been complaints of gamers unable to access their accounts on “Pokemon Go” quite a few times in the past, the makers of the game, Niantic are facing more serious concerns this time.
A team of hackers, who call themselves “Poodlecorp” claimed responsibility for players unable to play the game on Saturday for a brief period of time when the game went offline. Through a DDoS attack, the hackers had managed to shut down the servers of the game.
While this was a small-scale attack, they are apparently planning a much bigger attack in the near future!
And they have already finalized a date – August 1st, reports Independent.
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The nonchalant explanation given by them regarding their attack on “Pokemon Go” sounds eerily familiar to the motto followed by ISIS nowadays!
“We take the servers offline because it is popular right now and nobody can stop us,” Poodlecorp said. “We do it because we can, nobody can stop us and we just like to cause chaos. We chose August 1 so we have time to relax and not care about doing anything.”
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This team of hackers, who have credits like hacks on Youtube and “League of Legends” to their name, are prepared to take down the currently viral game offline for an entire day, using the same method that worked fine the first time.
According to what Mic gathered from their brief conversation with these hackers, they are anti-gamers and pride themselves of having technology that can easily outdo that possessed by Niantic any day!
“Because we made a promise,” they added.
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