Since the Pokemon Go has launched its application last July 5, the game has had 75 million downloads, which is the fastest record to get to the 50 million downloads benchmark. However, there may have been more downloads made but on fake versions.
The fake versions could take over one’s phone, and once you click this, it could lead to various sites, even pornographic websites. Those who have downloaded it will need to be cautious and wipe it out from their phones, making sure not to give up sensitive data to it.
There’s so much going on in the Pokemon Go world right now that it has grabbed the attention of hackers as a favorite target. And like the game’s users, these hackers just want to have fun too, but from the other side of it.
Pokemon Go was reportedly hacked last July 17 by a hack group called OurMine. But that is not the only group who claims responsibility for the trouble, as another group said it hacked the game even a day prior.
The lesser-known group called PoodleCorp said they, too, had launched a DDoS attack against Pokemon Go, although such claims are not yet verified. The group has threatened to launch another attack today.
Why the trouble, and who are these hackers?
Tech.Mic reports that they do it just to piss people off. It reports that PoodleCorp has only seven members, and claim responsibility for the PSN and Xbox Live takedown last 2014.
“We do it because we can, nobody can stop us and we just like to cause chaos,” its leader @xotehpoodle said. “We have hacked many YouTubers and are going to be hacking many rappers again as well, all this is just for fun, barely any effort for us.”
PoodleCorp hackers do it just to make people angry.
DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) bombards the game’s server with more than enough requests that it can handle, and thus, making it extremely difficult for real users to play the game.
Today’s projected attack by PoodleCorp will consist of a massive botnet of around 600,000 devices, as reported by the International Business Times.
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