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Pokemon Go: CEO's Twitter Account Hacked Requesting Launch of Game in Brazil

Indian Gamers troubled by low storage and high cost of smartphones.
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Indian Gamers troubled by low storage and high cost of smartphones. (Image: REUTERS/Sam Mircovich)

OurMine has targeted top bosses of some of the well-known companies in the past including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and recently also took down the Pokemon Go servers.

The latest company chief to fall prey to hacking group 'OurMine' is Pokemon Go developer Niantic's CEO John Hanke. Twitter account of the chief was hijacked by the hacking group who claimed the hack was for Brazil - one of the countries where the hit augmented reality game Pokemon Go is yet to be released.

On July 31, the hacking group posted a series of tweets to Hanke's 16,000 followers with a hashtag 'OurMine', requesting access to the game along with warning users about account security. A report on Cnet notes that one of the tweets claimed that Hanke's password for the social media account was 'nopass'.

OurMine has targeted top bosses of some of the well-known companies in the past including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and recently took down the Pokemon Go servers.

Brazil, this year's destination for the Olympics games, has left a lot of athletes disappointed because there are no Pokemons or Pokestops in the Olympics village to collect more monsters.

It is unclear how OurMine got access to Hanke's account.

first published:August 01, 2016, 10:51 IST
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