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Pokemon Go malware app was downloaded by half a million people

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
Pokemon Go malware app was downloaded by half a million people ilicomm Technology Solutions

In excess of half a million people have downloaded a Pokemon Go guide for Android that installed malware that could allow access to the phone.

Now that Niantic’s smash hit augmented reality mobile game is available worldwide, those seeking to do harm have turned to guide apps in order to lure unsuspecting Pokemon trainers into infecting their own phones.

Anti-virus giant Kaspersky Labs highlighted the issue, and explained that the Trojan disguised in the app was a fairly sophisticated bit of software that had infected at least 6,000 phones.

“It doesn’t start as soon as the victim launches the app. Instead, it waits for the user to install or uninstall another app, and then checks to see whether that app runs on a real device or on a virtual machine,” explained Kaspersky.

Copyright: techradar.com

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