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Pokémon Go says no to hackers

Posted On: Jun. 17, 2019 11:14 AM CST


The creator of Pokémon Go has filed a suit in federal court in San Francisco against Global++, what it calls an "association of hackers" that allegedly makes and distributes "hacked" versions of its popular games, reported Sunday.

Global++, meanwhile, calls the versions "tweaks," arguing they give players a leg up on other players. In turn, Niantic Inc. says the “hacks” give such players unfair advantage and infringes on Niantic's intellectual property on its games, the news site reported.

Niantic appears to be preparing for the worst if the hackers continue.

"Niantic files this motion on the eve of the United States launch of Harry Potter, the culmination of a multi-year, multimillion-dollar investment by Niantic, the success of which is threatened by defendants' unlawful conduct," Niantic says in its motion for a preliminary injunction, as reported on the site.