Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SITREP: Risks associated with the Pokémon GO Phenomenon

On 8 August 2016, OSINT research revealed that the current U.S. gaming phenomenon, Pokémon Go app, has resulted in numerous challenges to users; often with serious social consequences. In the U.S., this game has been indirectly associated with a myriad of crimes and accidents. Additionally, this phenomenon has resulted in lowering business and corporate productivity. @PoodleCorp (PC) has threatened to take down the Pokémon game in August 2016. Global Poison hackers issued a YouTube Dox threat against PC on 8 August 2016. We are providing this information for your situational awareness.

Publication date:  8 August 2016
Handling requirements:  Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN
Attribution/Threat Actors: OSINT Pokémon Go
Actor Type: Tier 1
Potential Targets: USA/International

This report was published in its entirety to the Financial Services ISAC and Red Sky Alliance portal on August 1, 2016.  For more information, contact Wapack Labs at 844-4-WAPACK.