Last year I repeatedly warned about the threats of Pokemon Go! Both:
The sheer stupidity of it; and
The information security risks (corporate).
Yet even I did not suspect the ultimate purpose behind the game.
My dear liberal friends, you were on to something. The Russians used Pokemon to hack last’s year Black Mass and prevent the coronation of the Coughing Queen.
Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.
One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.
I tried to warn everyone.
Took another chance on a CNN story.
Craig Bryan said:
Let’s see if we hear about it from the media. I doubt it