You might recall that last Saturday the Pokémon GO servers went down for an extended period of time. At first, people thought it was routine server maintenance, but after PoodleCorp made a post to Twitter, it was clear that there was something suspicious going on.
And whether or not PoodleCorp were actually responsible for the server outages (another hacker group known as OurMine has also taken credit for the disruption), Poodle Corp have announced their plans to hack the game again on August 1st, and according to them, it’s going to be much worse than last time.
The twitter post everyone is losing their minds over simply reads “August 1st
#PoodleCorp #PokemonGo“, which by itself, doesn’t mean a whole lot. Thankfully, Mic.com interviewed PoodleCorp leader ‘xotehpoodle’, and he had more to say on the matter.
“We take the servers offline because it is popular right now and nobody can stop us,” he told Mic. “We do it because we can, nobody can stop us and we just like to cause chaos. We chose August 1 so we have time to relax and not care about doing anything.”
When asked how long the server would be down for, xotehpoodle told Mic that players would be unable to play Pokémon GO for “basically the entire day,” and that they were using “a massive botnet consisting of about 600,000 devices ranging from DVRs to routers to cameras to computers to dedicated servers.”
Yikes, that sounds pretty worrying. To make matters worse, xotehpoodle told Mic that “because we made a promise,” he and his group are taking the next attack very, very seriously, as they don’t want to tarnish their reputation by making claims and then not folowing through with them.
But what do you guys think? Will we experience another full day without Pokémon GO? Or do you think these are empty threats, and everything will go on as normal?
Let me know what you think in the comments below!