I heard the guys on 98 Rock talking about this new game (not my cup of tea mind you) this morning. But beware...
Researchers are warning would-be Pokémon Trainers that a malicious, backdoored version of the massively popular game Pokémon Go could be making the rounds soon.
An APK (Android application package file) of the game has been rigged with a remote access tool (RAT) called Droidjack that if installed, could essentially give an attacker complete access to a victim’s phone.
Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game based around the 30-year-old media franchise, hasn’t even been out in the U.S. for a week yet but has already been so popular that its servers have been repeatedly bogged down. Perhaps more surprisingly, the game has apparently already added nearly 11 billion dollars to the value of Nintendo, the app’s owner, since being released.
Researchers with the firm Proofpoint caution that while the APK hasn’t been spotted in the wild yet, it has been seen on a malicious file repository service, meaning it could only be a matter of time until its spread online.