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Hacking Group Take Pokémon GO Servers Down

As Pokémon GO arrives in another 26 countries, the augmented reality app has been inaccessible worldwide for the past few hours.

That is thanks in part to hacking group PoodleCorp, who have claimed responsibility for taking the app’s servers down. In the past month, the group has targeted League of Legends and Battle.net with DDOS attacks.

Those trying to log in to Niantic’s next take on real world gaming are met with errors that say that the app is unable to authenticate their details, or that their player data cannot be retrieved from the server.

Niantic has said that they are aware of the server issues and are working to restore everything back to normal, but it remains unclear as to when Pokémon GO will be back online.

“Trainers! We have been working to fix the Pokémon GO server issues,” Niantic wrote. “Thank you for your patience. We’ll post an update soon.”

31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Well, this certainly explains a lot.

  2. kanker

    July 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    pfffff whahahaha hacker noobs hahahahaha way a game way not govermond whahahahah

    • Grammar Nazi

      July 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Wooooow. Could you be any more stupid? You don’t even know how to spell WHY. Dumbass

      • Anonymous

        July 19, 2016 at 6:54 am

        You forgot that the idiot spelled government wrong at that.

    • Anonymous

      July 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Y u no spell gud?

  3. Anonymous

    July 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Whyyyyyy??? Hackers seriously have no lives if they do this for fun…

    • Anonymous

      July 17, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Oh the irony…

  4. Michael Potter

    July 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hackers are immature fools. Why on earth would you ruin a beautiful day with my son and I that we had planned to go out and play? Why????
    So you can brag to your other nerd ass friends? Complete morons.

    • Ghita Ladekarl

      July 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Grab a football instead. It might be even more fun. 😉

    • Anonymous

      July 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      …..to demand money…..why else.

  5. magzywagzy

    July 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    poodle corp had nothing to do with it, the only “hacking” they’ve don’t is ringing phone companies pretending to be their targets to get around 2 step authentification

  6. Chris

    July 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I don’t care what they are trying to do why hack into the system and risking breaking the game which they did and ruining the fun for every one els its not fair in my opinion they should be removed from the game and banned from playing as a punishment

  7. Anonymous

    July 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    What the actual f*** people… cant people just leave it alone…. this isnt the government and this isnt anything they are going to be able to get anything from…. dude…. this…. this is why i hate people.

  8. aj

    July 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    how many of u on here have ever thought maybe I shudnt gob off about hackers maybe ur next maybe they decide to take down ur personal I.P address and see how mouthy ppl are then hay

  9. Sheena Bench

    July 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    If you think about it though it was a great hack… Im mad about it but think about it. The GPS is connected who ever plays the game they know all the locations. 2 most of us have our Google accounts connected thou some of us used boges ones. 3 the pokemon go game is around the world. So as mad as I may be kudos to Poodle Corp. I am just saying. And a lot of people will not like this comment. Agian this is only my thought on the issue.

  10. Aaron

    July 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Nah, they should goto jail. What they are doing is considered an illegal act.

  11. Old School 74

    July 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Any one over 15 who plays this so called game needs help.grown men play a game searching for virtual stuffed animals about as gay as it gets.if u are male over 15 playing this game I feel for your father cause I’m sure he’s proud.Be a man playing this game makes u a child no meter how old u r.

    • Anonymous

      July 16, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      “Oh here’s a bunch of people doing what I wouldn’t do. Better talk some s*** while I claim to be more mature I am than they are.”

    • Matt

      July 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Wow, yeah, so what about all those grown ass men who play fantasy football? Or hang out in bars for 5 hours watching a sports game? Or talking about stats to their favorite NBA star?!? What’s so different?

      Or the people who talk about Gameo f Thrones all day and buy T shirts and play the board games?

      People who criticize others for what they like and place a stamp on something as childish or not for adults are the immature ones who haven’t grown up.

    • Anonymous

      July 17, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Then why are you posting here? Also you call us kids but you can’t even spell matter right. Not meter genius. Lol

    • Anonymous

      July 17, 2016 at 2:03 am

      Lmfao, don’t feed the troll amirite?

      • Anonymous

        July 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm

        He’s not a troll, he’s a retarded pre-teen.

    • Anonymous

      July 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      But you still play runescape….

  12. Anonymous

    July 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Hackers just a foolish person in the world
    They have a bad past hacker u should know
    Many peoples hate you and what you are going right now dont make a mess with people who loves this game so much you ruin the game you ruin our lifes stupid morrons

  13. Good Boy

    July 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I made a new account but it still shows ‘unable to authenticate. Please try again later’ what should I do plz help

  14. Eric

    July 17, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Pretty sure they didn’t actually hack anything. If they did, they suck at it because it’s just the same thing that has been happening on occasion when the servers get overloaded..

  15. neek

    July 17, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Its back up now!

  16. Anonymous

    July 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    The game launched in 26 countries…26! All in one day. This group had nothing to do with it; they’re just taking credit for the servers failing to handle all the new users.

  17. John Fowler

    July 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    It’s probably just Nintendo or Niantic having someone post it to take the focus of their incompetence in releasing this game without enough servers to handle the full load of player. I’m glad they have plans for more features but are those going to be the start of more of the same problems plus new ones. The hackers whether they existed or not don’t explain the problems all along.

  18. Jan Petri Agertoft Svop

    July 18, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Hackers wants to make a name for themselves. It crashes because a massive amount of users, and the “hackers” quickly saw an opportunity

  19. Anonymous

    July 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    A better hacker group should get their personal information and home addresses and post it on the Pokemon go page

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