Pokemon GO Canada Launch: Hackers Want Credit For Server Issues

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Pokemon GO?s official launch in Canada happened on July 17, 2016, Sunday. Many people are clamoring for the game which has now over 10 million download since its release in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. However, on Apple?s App Store, the game has only received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating from its users in New Zealand while Canadians give it a perfect five star rating.

With Canadians officially enjoying their Pokemon GO fix, there are those that wanted to play the game but ran into server issues. Although this has been a problem before the official launch in Canada, Niantic Inc. has released a statement that they were encountering server issues. Hacker group PoodleCorp says they were the ones behind the issues. However, another hacker group called OurMine claims they were the one behind it.



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Were you able to experience something like this? Well, you aren?t the only one. According to Tech Crunch, the OurMine hacker group is notorious for ?hacking Twitter accounts of tech leaders and celebrities.? However, a member of the hacker group tells Tech Crunch, ?We don?t want other hackers to attack their servers, so we should protect their servers.? However, the issue was already fixed according to a post on the Pokemon Go?s official Twitter page.

Pokemon GO developers even apologized for their server issues and then released the game in Canada. It seems that the Pokemon GO developers are working their way to really making the game available globally. It is only a matter of time until the game will be available to everyone. For those who do not have Pokemon GO yet, there are some ways around to getting your hands on it. In the game, you will also be required to hatch eggs by walking. So, if you aren?t one to get up, now is the time to start getting ready to be in shape just in case Pokemon Go gets released in your country.

Do you play Pokemon GO? Let us know what Pokemon you?ve caught and if you know any PokeStops nearby.

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