Hackers Claim Credit for Pokemon Go No-Go

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Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that has become an overnight sensation, experienced sluggish performance over the weekend, possibly from a hacker attack on its login servers.

Shortly after Pokemon Go devs tweeted that the game was rolling out to 26 additional countries, this tweet appeared:

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The next day the Pokemon Go team announced that the issues causing the server problem had been fixed and that players once again could search for Pokemon in the real world.

In the interim, though, two hacker groups — OurMine and PoodleCorp — claimed they had crippled the servers with Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

Hackers Claim Credit for Pokemon Go No-Go