If you had issues connecting to the Pokemon Go servers over the weekend, you weren’t alone as many Pokemon Trainers weren’t able to catch ‘em all for the majority of the past two days. While many believed the server issues were due to Niantic rolling out Pokemon Go to new regions, it turns out a number of “hacker” groups have claimed responsibility for attacking the game’s servers.
One group, called OurMine, claimed responsibility for using a DDoS attack against the Pokemon Go servers. A member of the group spoke with TechCrunch about the attack as the trio of teenagers that make up OurMine use them as a way to promote their security services. “We don’t want other hackers attack their servers, so we should protect their servers,” the OurMine member told them.
OurMine isn’t the only hacker group on the Internet that’s claiming responsibility for taking down the Pokemon Go servers over the weekend. A group called Poodle Corp also claimed it was responsible for the ongoing issues Niantic was experiencing:
As of this writing, Pokemon Trainers are still reporting issues with the servers for Pokemon Go. Here are just a few we saw pop up on Twitter while working on our story:
When Pokemon Go servers are down but you feel the need to catch something pic.twitter.com/bbsLpttjgN— 9GAG Gifs (@9GAGGifs) July 18, 2016
Me @ the Pokemon Go servers pic.twitter.com/aIiec51ND7— saul (@sl_britt) July 18, 2016