While one cannot deny just how immensely popular “Pokemon GO” had become in a span of two months since its release, it is only a matter of time before it attracts the attention of hackers. Recent reports show that a fake “Pokemon GO” app has been making rounds online, and had caused malware to infect a huge number of players’ phones, as reported by Kaspersky Labs. According to the company, a mobile app named “Guide for Pokemon GO,” which is available for download through the Google Play Store, is actually infused with a Trojan. Kaspersky further explained in their blog post that the malware showed a lot of ads, and has the capacity to download a rooting software that will goad access to the phone’s core Android OS.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: News Every Day