Last week, if you were one of the many people playing Pokémon Go in Pakistan (where it hasn’t launched officially hehe), you might have gotten that annoying screen that told you the servers were down.
It wasn’t just in Pakistan, turns out it was a global phenomenon (yes, phenomenon because Pokémon Go itself is a phenomenon).
Trainers! We have been working to fix the #PokemonGO server issues. Thank you for your patience. We'll post an update soon.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 16, 2016
It seems a hacking group attacked Pokémon Go servers with a DDOS attack.
The group, known as PoodleCorp, posted on Twitter that it was behind the attack (claim hasn’t been verified though).
PokemonGo #Offline #PoodleCorp
— PoodleCorp (@PoodleCorp) July 16, 2016
As expected, people were pretty upset.
#PokemonGo servers are down…..?!
Half the world right now (including myself): pic.twitter.com/9fBpYAUuxl
— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) July 16, 2016
Fortunately, it was back up shortly and there haven’t been any major outages since then.
For now…we all know how often it goes down anyways regardless of a DDOS attack.
The issues causing the server problems have been identified. Trainers should once again be able to search for Pokémon in the real world.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 17, 2016
How long till the next outage?
It seems there might be something brewing…
Just was a lil test, we will do something on a larger scale soon .
— XO (@xotehpoodle) July 16, 2016
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Has the group issued a threat for a major attack? Will we lose access to Pokémon Go before it officially launches in Pakistan?
August 1st #PoodleCorp #PokemonGo
— PoodleCorp (@PoodleCorp) July 18, 2016
No no no no no no no no no please no.
Anyways, here’s something really rare that you can look forward to catching.
Cover Image via: CNET
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