Pokémon Go has become the game of fashion, attracting millions of fans around the world. The title crashes due to excessive connections have been common in recent days, but now the matter is complicated, because a hacker group plans to attack Pokémon Go on August 1Of course, this could be a very serious problem.
PoodleCorp is an organization dedicated to DDoS attacks, which basically consist of a large number of computers under their control making repeated requests to a page, until it stops responding, overwhelmed by traffic excessive. Well, everything indicates that PoodleCorp intends to carry out a DDoS attack against Pokémon Go.
The truth is that Pokémon Go is already the game with the most users in history, and it is struggling to keep running. Add to that a hacker attack, and the result is likely to be a global crash angering millions of players and causing considerable financial losses.
Here is the tweet in which PoodleCorp threatens to attack Pokémon Go on August 1st:
Although an attack is not explicitly mentioned, the veiled threat is very present. PoodleCorp is in the business of selling its ability to perform DDoS attacks to interested users, so getting a global takedown of Pokémon Go could bring considerable publicity. That seems to be the goal, or I wouldn't announce the attack so far in advance
Although the creators of Pokémon Go have ten days to prepare, in the event of a large-scale DDoS it is unlikely that they will be able to prevent the game from crashing. Of course, this is a serious issue, so we can only hope that the hacker attack on Pokémon Go doesn't come true and we can continue playing as normal.
What do you think of this topic? Do you think PoodleCorp will follow through on its threat to attack Pokémon Go, or is it just a way to get attention?