The 'Pokémon Go' Servers May Have Been Hacked

An incredible number of downloads or a DDoS attack?

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If you’ve been having a little trouble connecting to Pokémon Go today, take some solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one: fresh off a rollout in Europe, the beloved mobile game’s servers have gone down across both Europe and North America. “Due to the incredible number of Pokémon Go downloads, some Trainers are experiencing server connectivity issues. Don’t worry, our team is on it!” explained developer Niantic on its website. However, something slightly more sinister may be at play here: according to Reddit, PoodleCorp — who has previously targeted the likes of popular YouTuber PewDiePie — is actually responsible for the downed servers thanks to a DDoS attack. And, according to the supposed leader of PoddleCorp, something even worse could be on the horizon:


Nonetheless, Pokémon Go‘s servers will likely be back up and running before long. In the meantime, brush up on our top tips, tricks and secrets to get the most out of the cultural phenomenon.

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