The augmented reality game, Pokémon Go that gained popularity within a short span after its launch in the United States, Australia and New Zealand a couple of days ago, and is now officially launched in Canada on Sunday.
While people all around are going crazy about the game, a group of hackers attacked the Pokémon Go Servers on Saturday. And on the same day, the mobile gaming sensation was launched in 26 new European countries. Leaving Pokémon trainers furious this is the second time servers were down.
The Hacking group called OurMine has worked for hours to bring down the Pokémon Go Login servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The group claimed that the attack would be stopped only if the representatives from Pokémon Go Communicate with them. The group in a web post wrote – “No one will be able to play this game till Pokémon Go contact us on our website to teach them how to protect it!”
OurMine has been popular for hacking the Twitter accounts of celebs and tech leaders. With such attacks, the group which consists of three teenagers is usually advertising its security services. In recent past, the team was successful in accessing the Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey’s accounts.
The issues causing the server problems have been identified. Trainers should once again be able to search for Pokémon in the real world.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 17, 2016
A member of OurMine explained – “We don’t want other hackers to attack their servers, so we should protect their servers.”The wildly popular game that allows players to find the pocket monsters in the real world struggled to log in the game earlier also. It was when the servers crashed, due to the games’ overwhelming demand. And it is not just the OurMine group which claimed to attack the game; another group called Poodle Corp., on Twitter claimed responsibility for DDoSing the Pokémon Go servers which are not yet verified.
And finally, the company has addressed the server issues in a tweet on 17th July which states- “The issues causing the server problems have been identified. Trainers should once again be able to search for Pokémon in the real world.”