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MrDarkmark

A hacking group has claimed responsbility for taking down the Pokémon Go servers using a DDOS attack.

A cyber collective known as PoodleCorp announced on Twitter it was behind the action, but this claim is yet to be verified.

The account also retweeted a post by a user claiming to be the leader of PoodleCorp.

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PoodleCorp @PoodleCorp
PokemonGo #Offline #PoodleCorp
8:54 AM - 16 Jul 2016
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"Just was a lil test, we will do something on a larger scale soon," said the post by user XO.

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A DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service, is a way troublemakers crash servers by flooding them with so many requests every second that they cannot cope.

On Saturday, users across the US and Europe complained they were unable to access the game, or that it was freezing.

When news spread of the attack, players took to social media to voice their outrage.

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iriekoru @iriekoru
@Boogie2988 Francis you were having too much fun on #pokemongo so a hack group took down the servers for you!
11:41 AM - 16 Jul 2016
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Meg Bethany Read @triforcemeg
I'm really pissed off that Pokémon Go is down because a group of killjoys decided it would be fun to hack the servers and take them offline.
11:40 AM - 16 Jul 2016
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mil @rnilosan
when you have to stop playing pokemon go because a bunch of crustyass edgy crybabies don't like people enjoying it so they hack it 4 THE LUL
11:40 AM - 16 Jul 2016
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Rachel A @RachelAnders66
Why would someone hack the #PokemonGO servers and make the game go down? I don't get it and I really want to catch them all! #😫 #whyyy
11:43 AM - 16 Jul 2016
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Pokémon Go servers also crashed earlier in July soon after launching, due to unprecedented demand.

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MrDarkmark

Tried to copy the article as best I can.

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MrDarkmark

@shaneoh That's possible... But if you are saying is true please then explain the Wii... it had/has a userbase of 101.52 million people. And if you ask me, Nintendo's server's (at least) never crashed because it was too full.

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MrDarkmark

@shaneoh Also, this isn't mew news, (Get it? No? Ok I'll stop now.) the Playstation network DDOS', the North Korean hack, the Xbox Live and Twitch DDOS', Have all happened recently!

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skywake

DarkmarkUnited wrote:

@shaneoh That's possible... But if you are saying is true please then explain the Wii... it had/has a userbase of 101.52 million people. And if you ask me, Nintendo's server's (at least) never crashed because it was too full.

The Wii didn't have to be online and it took years for them to build up that install base. The first games that really used online were games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros and they came out more than a year after the Wii launched. And these weren't the games that made the Wii a hit. The Wii was a hit in the early days for offline games like Wii Sports, Zelda and Mario.

Pokemon Go is a different story. Everyone already has the hardware so the install base is there already. It's also a free download which means there's no reason not to give it a spin. What's more it's a global phenomenon that is probably bigger than anything we have ever seen. So when the game finally launches in a new area? The servers go down as millions of people start playing all at once. It's no coincidence that the servers have gone down every time they expand to new countries.

Is it a DDOS? .... well yes. But its happening because of genuine users. A DDOS literally involves a group of machines hitting the servers all at once. That's what's happening when new countries gain access. Also it doesn't surprise me at all that someone is "claiming responsibility" for it. These "hacking" groups are attention seekers. Of course they're claiming responsibility. That doesn't mean they had anything to do with it though.

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Shahinshah

the servers are back up now

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LzWinky

I hacked the pokemon GO servers and stole Mewtwo. Gimme an article now

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MrDarkmark

@Lzeon Chuckles But can you Diglett my Jokes! I think that you think my puns are ONIX-ceptable! @skywake Yeah, I guess you're right about that.

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