Pokemon Go creator’s Twitter account hacked and his password was ridiculously easy

Jonh Hanke is a busy man right now. The CEO of Niantic and the man largely responsible for getting gamers off their couches by unleashing Pokemon Go upon the world is under tremendous pressure right now.


Things just don’t seem to be going right for the guy, with the game facing constant server issues, a host of bugs and glitches and even the community coming up in arms to protest against some recent changes to the game including the decision to completely ban third-party Pokemon tracking websites.

To add to his woes, a hacker group calling themselves Ourmine has hacked into his Twitter account and has taken over it completely. The group has made their voice heard demanding the game be released in Brazil.

passIt also made his password public which was ‘nopass’ as revealed by the group. It’s unclear when he’ll be able to recover his account or not, but this just adds to the list of things that aren’t going right for him at the moment.

Pokemon Go is one of the most successful mobile games ever created, and fans feel that Hanke and his team aren’t being able to keep up with its success. We hope Niantic figures out a plan of action and the situation can be calm downed before it escalates further.