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Hackers make huge threat to Pokémon Go players

Hackers make huge threat to Pokémon Go players
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The Pokémon Go craze doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. The game has only been around for a short time but millions of people have already gotten in on the action. You can read our article on how to play Pokémon Go if you want to join in on the fun.

But now we've found out some disturbing information that will affect all Pokémon Go players. We'll tell you how hackers are threatening to ruin Pokémon Go players' day.

A group of hackers using the name @PoodleCorp on Twitter say they are going to attack Pokémon Go servers on August 1. The game will be knocked offline by a denial-of-service attack. It's expected to be down globally for a little more than 20 hours.

The same hackers claim to be responsible for knocking the Pokémon Go servers offline for a brief time on Saturday, July 16. They say a DDoS attack was used for that one. One of the hackers then tweeted that it was just a little test and there will be an attack on a larger scale soon.

A member of the team of hackers said they are targeting Pokémon Go because it's popular and no one can stop them. They also said they just like causing chaos.

It's not certain that Pokémon Go being offline on Saturday was the result of being hacked, though. The Pokémon Go servers have had many issues since the game launched so it could have been down by accident.

If hackers are able to penetrate Pokémon Go servers so easily, what other harm are they able to cause? Is the security of all Pokémon Go players at risk? Keep checking in with our Happening Now section for all of the latest information.

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