The creator of Pokémon Go demands a "hacker association" for modifying the game

Pokémon GO, the popular mobile game created by Niantic, continues its fight against hackers and cheats. This time, John Hanke, creator of the game and CEO of the developer, says they are using a "hacker association" that is supposedly helping to cheat players.

The creator of Pokémon Go demands a "hacker association" for modifying the game
The creator of Pokémon Go demands a "hacker association" for modifying the game.


Since the launch of the game in 2016, Niantic has had to deal with all kinds of problems related to piracy, cheating, and other illegal practices.

This time, the legal battle has been initiated by John Hanke himself, and he has filed a lawsuit against several applications that help players to progress more quickly within the game.

The hacker association called Global ++ owns applications such as "PokeGo ++" and "Ingress ++." Both forms give an unfair advantage to its users over players who do not have such apps. These applications manipulate the game interface by adding new options.

Some of its members have already been identified, including the alleged leader of the association known as Ryan "ElliotRobot" Hunt, as well as the leading developer of the illegal apps: Alen "iOS n00b" Hunger. At the moment, the page from which these modified versions could be obtained is already offline.

The lawsuit filed by Niantic requires Global ++ to stop the distribution of its applications immediately. Also, said lawsuit alleges that the hacker association has obtained economic benefits through the subscriptions of users who use their apps. At the moment, the page from which these modified versions could be achieved is already offline.

The lawsuit also includes the allegation that Global ++ has developed Potter ++, the cracked version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the next big Niantic release. About this, the company has reported on a special event on Tuesday to present more details on the launch of the new game.
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