Hackers claim to crash 'Pokemon GO' servers, internet goes crazy
Pokemon GO servers went down after an apparent hacker-attack on the 'real world adventure' mobile game and the Internet lost it's mind.
A cyber collective known as PoodleCorp claimed responsibility for the server crash on Twitter.
Poodle Corp claims to have used a DDOS attack, a Distributed Denial of Service, which floods the server with so many requests per second it overloads and crashes.
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An entire generation is wandering the streets patiently waiting for the servers to recover. Some are not so patient though, like John Rampton who says 'Halfway through my 8 mile walk and this happens. Time for an Uber home.'
Others got creative, like Tom Campbell who took matters into his own hands and tried to play the game without his phone.
A Poodle Corp user wrote that this attack 'was just a lil test, we will do something on a larger scale soon,' although these claims have not yet been verified as the reason for the crash.
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