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This fake Pokemon Go game will secretly drive porn ad clicks

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 15, 2016.

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    A newly discovered fake Pokemon Go game will actually lock your phone and then secretly run in the background, clicking on porn ads.

    Security firm ESET found it on Google Play and its called Pokemon Go Ultimate. However, once downloaded, the app itself doesn’t even pretend to offer anything remotely like the hit game.

    Instead, it simply appears as an app called “PI Network.” Once it runs, the app will then freeze the phone with a screen lock of a Pokemon Go image, forcing the user to restart the device, ESET said on a blog post on Friday.

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