The last two weeks has been Pokemon this Pokemon that. Unfortunately this Saturday, its gamers had to deal with so much frustration over the game’s performance.What actually happened? is it the massive use of the game or its expansion to 26 new countries that led to this annoying crash? No! It’s these so called hackers. A group of hackers called PoodleCorp claimed responsibility for the server’s crash in a series of tweets.
This group of hackers also insinuated that another attack on the game was imminent. Whatever the cause, players vented their frustration about not being able to play on social media. Twitter was filled with so much rage on #PoodleCorp.
Pokemon Go is the wildly popular augmented reality game where players capture virtual creatures, amass a collection and use them to battle Pokemon held by other players. The game works by using your phone’s camera to superimpose Pokemon creatures into the real world.
It was released on July 7 and has been downloaded over 10 million times to Android and Apple devices. With Saturday’s new launches the game can now be played in 34 countries, including the U.S., Australia and most of Europe.
Niantic, the company that created the game, and Nintendo (NTDOF), which owns a large stake in the company, did not respond to requests for comment.
On Saturday, a message was seen on Niantic’s website informing players that the company was “currently experiencing server issues.” The message also said Niantic was “working on a fix” and thanked players for being patient.
The message didn’t mention anything about an attack. But this group of hackers though. There is so much going on in the world what if they could divert their skill to hacking all these terrorists. That will be more fulfilling and will probably last longer in the press while doing us all good.