Sideloaders beware: a Pokemon Go knock-off contains malware
The new smash-hit game “Pokemon Go” could become bait for hackers wanting to take over your phone.
Researchers at security firm Proofpoint have already found an Android version of the game containing malware. Once installed, it uses a remote access tool called DroidJack that can give a hacker full access to the phone, Proofpoint said Thursday.
The company hasn’t yet seen the infected game in the wild, but it shows that hackers are already hard at work targeting it. Proofpoint discovered the software in a malicious online file repository.