Pokemon Go servers went down; groups asserting for DDOS attacks
As the Pokemon Go – an augmented reality game; goes viral in wide parts of the world like US, some parts of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada, it has been in the top – game listings both in Android and iOS.
Despite this, there has been a serious threat took place on Saturday where the servers have come down in US, UK, Australia and New Zealand making the players unable to play and also making the game freeze to some players. Based on a research and reports generated, there were two different groups who asserted to be responsible for the DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on the services of Pokemon GO.
The first group called OurMine (who got famous after hacking the accounts of tech leads like Sundar Pichai, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg) stated that, they were the people responsible for DDOS attack as per the report in Tech Crunch and in the end, they have also stated that the Pokemon Go staff should consult their team as soon as possible to avoid further attacks on Pokemon Go servers. But this was not the only team, who claimed for the DDOS attack but was also another group called Poodle Corp who claimed the same, warning for an attack on August 1st, 2016.