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July 20, 2016

Pokémon Go DDoS Attackers Threaten Wipeout on August 1

 The group who goes by the name Poodlecorp (yes, really) has threatened to take down Pokémon Go servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on August 1st. If achieved, the attack is certain to rile up gamers who are already inundating its servers due to the game’s sheer popularity.

Poodlecorp, the DDoS group tthat previously claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack that affected Pokémon Go servers on Saturday had threatened to bombard the game’s flimsy servers again, hinting at a larger attack at the time.

The group’s supposed leader released a now-deleted tweet that was pinned and publicized by the DDoS group on its Twitter account.  It [...]

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July 17, 2016

Pokémon Go Servers Suffer Downtime, possibly due to DDoS attacks

With server issues, Pokémon Go players may have had trouble catching much this weekend and it wasn’t merely due to the tremendously popular game crashing a lot on account of a massive new roll-out. A hacker group has claimed responsibility for the server outage, with DDoS attacks.

A hacking group known as PoodleCorp has claimed responsibility for Pokémon Go servers crashing on Saturday, an attack which coincided with a roll-out of the tremendously popular game in 26 new countries.

While its claim is yet to be verified, the hacking group has notable targeted several YouTube profiles, including the most followed YouTuber of them all, Pewdiepie.

The claim was made [...]

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July 13, 2016

Researcher: Pokémon GO is a Huge Security Risk

The phenomenon that is Nintendo’s Pokémon registered another massive (and arguably its biggest) hit with the release of Pokémon Go, a mobile app game so successful that it helped rocket Nintendo’s shares through the roof. With popularity comes scrutiny and one security researcher has pointed to a significant security risk concerning the iOS and Android versions of the app.

Pokémon Go users, pay attention. Internet security expert Adam Reeve has found a problem with the game, one that makes your entire Google account vulnerable if you’re playing the game.

To play the game, users are first required to set up an account. For whatever the reason, the developer of the game, [...]

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July 28, 2015

Nintendo Enters the Sleep Market with New Patent

Nintendo will be expanding its horizons soon according to patents it has submitted recently. It looks like Nintendo is developing a device that will record the data of a sleeping human and transmit it to Nintendo servers, from which it will be transmitted back and displayed on the wall of the user. Could this be a killer app for Nintendo? Time will tell.

Part of Nintendo’s Patent

On that note, it seems they’re developing an alarm clock as well. Nintendo is moving wholeheartedly into a “Quality of Life” market that is believed to overtake soon several other industries in size and growth. Smart applications and devices that [...]

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