The latest news has it that Pokemon Go servers are down thanks to hacking by OurMine.
If you are facing glitches in logging on to Pokemon Go, then rest assured. You are not the only one who is up against this wall of resistance. A team of hackers that go by the name of OurMine have managed to gatecrash the Pokemon Go login platform.
The issues causing the server problems have been identified. Trainers should once again be able to search for Pokémon in the real world.— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 17, 2016
This has led to the users of the game being denied the service which is a source of chagrin. The frustration of the addicted game players is mounting with each passing minute.
The culprit group is adamant that it will not stop to worm its way into the game’s Internet context unless it is contacted by the Pokemon Go representatives.
A member of the hacker’s group has gone so far as to say that no one will be able to play the game unless OurMine’s existence is acknowledged and the group’s demands are met.
The “server down” status has led to several players being really saddened beyond relief. They had become hooked on the exciting game.
OurMine is notorious for infiltrating into the Twitter accounts of celebs and leaders in the field of technology. It is a nuisance and an irritant indeed.
Awhile ago this group gained access to Sundar Pichai’s account. Also Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked by OurMine. The former has a Quora account while the latter has a Vine account.
One of the members of OurMine informed the head honchos of Pokemon Go that the trio that forms the core of the group of hackers consists of teenagers.
According to TechCrunch, the hacker said that the main purpose of the hacking was to let the company know that infiltrating into its systems was as easy as moving the little finger.
If OurMine had not hacked the game’s login platform, then someone else would have by now. This was a paradoxical way of going about the job if ever there was one.
However, the fact of the matter is that OurMine is a nasty group of no-good people. It may act like it intends to help others, yet its real intentions are purely evil.
The group has been known to secretly charge anywhere from $30 to $5000 for its services. According to the group, its basic function is to disallow other hackers from getting there first.
Another group of hackers termed Poodle Corp has also managed to pull off a similar act of invasion on Pokemon Go recently. The creators of the game are currently struggling to deal with this act of infiltration and sabotage.
Meanwhile, Pokémon GO officially launched in Canada but its servers goes down once again.
You can check the Pokemon Go current status on Down Detector.