ProofPoint have found in the wild a backdoored version of the popular Pokemon GO Android App that could allow attackers to gain control over victim’s device
The gamers are going crazy for the last Nintendo game Pokemon GO which uses augmented reality , the mobile app is used by players to walk around and collect the popular characters.
The game is viral, players use to spoof their location using VPNs in their quest to catch ’em all. Crooks are trying to exploit the popularity of the game to spread a malicious version of the Pokemon GO app that could infect Android mobile devices and install a backdoor to gain complete control over the victim’s smartphone.
Experts from the security firm Proofpoint discovered a bogus Android application that included the DroidJack remote access tool (RAT). The official Pokemon GO app was first launched in Australia and New Zealand on July 4th, and later on July 6th in the US, but the malicious app was first uploaded to an online malware detection repository on July 7.