Pokemon GOsuffered massive outages throughout Saturday, July 16, being offline for many hours. Taking a game of this scope offline for all users is no small feat, and the hackers responsible have been revealed to be PoodleCorp, the same group that has been hacking a lot of popular YouTubers lately.
Pokemon GO’s official statement on Twitter is pretty standard: “We have been working to fix the #PokemonGO Server Issues. Thank you for your patience.” However, XO, one of the main members of PoodleCorp, also took to Twitter to say that this was just a “small test” and that they’ll do something on a “larger scale” soon. If taking the game offline for several hours was a small test, we’re left wondering what awaits us.