Pokémon Go Boss Gets His Twitter Account Hacked

The people are not pleased. John Hanke, boss of Pokémon Go developers Niantic, had his Twitter account hacked earlier today.

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It looks like the group Our Mine are responsible, using the hack to post messages about...the game not being out in Brazil yet.

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It’s the same group responsible for other high profile 2016 hacks, including that of Twitter’s CEO himself. They also got into Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest and Twitter accounts.

At time of posting it’s been over four hours since they got in and their tweets are still live on Hanke’s timeline.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I think Brazil has enough to worry about rn