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Experts have discovered a malicious fake Pokemon GO for Android devices

Experts have discovered a malicious fake Pokemon GO for Android devices

by sigismund » 2016-07-11 12:17:32


Malicious version of the game will soon appear in unofficial app stores.


The researchers Proofpoint announced a new Android malware that masquerades as published in the current month, the popular game Pokemon GO. According to experts, DroidJack allows attackers to gain complete control over the device, steal sensitive data and monitor user activity.

Experts have discovered a malicious APK not the app stores, while only in the repository malicious files. The popularity of the game Pokemon GO for iOS and Android devices is gaining momentum, and, according to the researchers, it is a malicious fake will soon appear in unofficial app stores. As of the date of release of the original game in different countries are different, the criminals are obviously counting on the fact that impatient users will download it from third party sources, hoping to get Pokemon GO prematurely.

Users are advised to refrain from downloading games from third-party sources. Those who have already downloaded the app from an unofficial store can independently determine whether it is malicious, finding out what rights it requests. The malicious version of the game requires elevated privileges, such as access to a wireless connection and Bluetooth, as well as the ability to track user activity in the browser.
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