In the Race of Pokemon Go– Gotta Catch ‘Em All, Niantic CEO John Hanke’s Twitter account got caught by the hackers.
The latest victim in a long line of high-profile twitter attacks is the CEO of Pokemon Go developer Niantic, John Hanke. On July 31, a series of Tweets was posted to Hanke’s 16,000 followers. They were hashtagged “OurMine” and claimed the hack was for Brazil, where Pokemon Go has yet to be released.
One tweet also claimed that Hanke’s password was “nopass,” but the Quora links to the hacker’s explanations have been removed. Interestingly, OurMine is a company that claims to assess social network account security, so the hack seems like a marketing stunt, directing users to upgrade account security. Nevertheless, over on the hashtag, the stunt has gained a reaction, including people in Brazil who think the hack is a poor way to get a point across, and players in other countries who object to the recent update to the game.
Exactly how OurMine gained access to Hanke’s password is unknown. The company did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
The hacker, who refused to give his name or location, said they do not play the game, but noted that many people had requested that the group attack Hanke’s accounts. “We are just trying to tell everyone that nobody is safe,” they said, before reminding people to use two-factor authentication and to change their passwords every two to three weeks. The hacker also said that the DDoS attack was meant to “show them how to protect their servers.”
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