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Pokemon Go Malware: Silently Clicking on Porn Ads You Can’t See (The Register)

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Security firms have repeated warnings that unofficial versions of Pokemon Go are likely tainted with spyware or trojans.

RiskIQ has found more than 215 unofficial versions of the app in more than 21 app stores. Separately security researchers at security software firm ESET warn that the first ever fake lockscreen app on the Google Play Android Store and two scareware apps all posed as Pokemon Go-related apps.

The lockscreen app deliberately locks the screen right after the app is started forcing the user to restart the device. “After reboot, it runs in the background hidden from the victim, silently clicking on porn ads online,” ESET reports.