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Pokémon GO-themed malicious apps lurk on Google Play

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jul 15, 2016.

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    Researchers have discovered three malicious apps taking advantage of Pokémon GO’s immense popularity, offered for download on Google Play. Google has already removed them, but not before thousands of users downloaded them and infected their devices. Android malware impersonating Pokémon GO One of the apps, named “Pokemon Go Ultimate,” pretended to be the popular game, but is actually an ad-clicker app. Once installed, it would show a name (“PI Network”) and an icon that has … More →

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