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Pokemon Go Server Outage, Hacking Group Claims Credit

OurMine claims credit for DDoS attack on Pokemon Go servers: Several news outlets have reported the hacking group OurMine—also notorious for compromising social media accounts of various celebrities—on Monday took responsibility of hacking the game servers.

— A member of the group has told TechChrunch that “they were part of a trio of teenagers that uses these incidents to advertise their ‘security services’ and make people more aware of security issues. ... Apparently a message on their website says that they wouldn’t stop the attack until they were contacted by representatives from Niantic.”

— OurMine gained popularity for hacking social media accounts of tech leaders such as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, exposing their weak passwords and their accounts’ poor security.

Pokémon Go outage map – 18 Jul 2016 / Source: downdetector.com

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