Pokémon Go server down : Hackers claims responsibility

Users have reported difficulties in accessing Pokémon Go on Saturday evening.

 

A hacking group called PoddleCorp has claimed responsibility on twitter for taking down the Pokémon Go servers using a DDOS attack.

https://twitter.com/PoodleCorp/status/754298236093857792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“Just was a lil test, we will do something on a larger scale soon,” said the post by user XO.

DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. – webopedia

Pokémon Go

 

So many users have took to social media to voice out their outrage.

https://twitter.com/rnilosan/status/754339928901902340?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Nintendo-Niantic later confirmed today, July 16, that the servers for the game that’s taking the world by storm were indeed down. Update 12:51 pm EST: Gamer community group Pokemon Go News reported a few hours later that Nintendo’s servers were up and running, though service might be sluggish for some users.

 

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