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ThreatConnect Shares Incident Information on Infected Pokemon Go Android Malware

Incident Details a Report Released by Proofpoint on a Trojanized Version of the Popular Mobile Game Pokemon Go

We have developed TIPpers, which are incidents the ThreatConnect Research team flags for your awareness, so your organization can take decisive action.

TIPper:  Infected Pokemon-Go Android MalwarePokemon Go Malware Incident

This incident details a report released by Proofpoint on a trojanized version of the popular mobile game Pokemon Go. The app is only available in select countries and due to its immense popularity, many Android users are attempting to download the app via third party sources. This method of downloading and installing unregulated apps can be unsafe as it may lead to downloading malware. It did not take long for adversaries to exploit this fact, and weaponize the popular game. The infected version of the game installs the Droidjack RAT (also known as SandroRAT) to gain control of the victim's phone.

For additional details, current ThreatConnect users can access this incident by selecting this LINK or search for incident "20160711A" in the ThreatConnect Platform.

 

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