A malicious version of Pokemon Go is infecting Android phones

A malicious version of Pokemon Go is infecting Android phones

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Pokémon Go is the hot mobile game of the moment. Unfortunately, not everyone can play it. International rollout of the game has been paused while Nintendo and The Pokémon Company work on fixing server capacity.
But that’s not stopping people from finding other ways to download versions of the game.
According to security firm Proofpoint, via Motherboard, a version of the app infected with a malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack is making the rounds. It installs a backdoor granting full control of the Android phone to hackers.
Proofpoint reports the malicious version of the app was released less than 72 hours after the game was released in New Zealand and Australia. It’s believed that those waiting for the game to rollout in their countries may be trying to acquire the game through other means and are at risk for the infected app.

Source: http://www.sciencealert.com/android-users-are-unknowingly-downloading-a-malicious-version-of-pokemon-go
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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