New fake Pokémon Go app bombards you with porn ads

After locking the screen, the app reportedly starts clicking on random porn advertisements from pornographic websites, in the background.

The Pokemon Go craze has just been taken to the next level by cybercriminals bent on making a quick buck.

Here are some of the best guide apps users can choose from. You can read about how to tell if your Pokemon GO is malicious here. Rather, it shows up as an app called "PI Network", with an entirely different icon. "The user needs to restart the device either by pulling out the battery or using Android Device Manager".

Downloading fake Pokemon go from Google Play can ruin your phone.

But now another danger has come to light - Security experts Proofpoint discovered the DroidJack malware embedded into a version of Pokemon Go downloaded outside of the Google Play Store.

Though this is a problem with apps downloaded from other websites, a new report mentions that there are several fake applications on the official Google Play store which are also malware-infected.

The Latest Man plays 'Pokemon,' crashes car into tree

The other two apps to be wary of are "scareware", meaning that they trick users into paying for unnecessary services.

However, these products are also hungry for personal data and can collect sensitive information from users' phones including contact lists and login info to social media accounts. For instance, one such message prompts the user to spend money to remove a malicious apps claimed to be installed on the phone.

The game now has more active users than popular social media apps such as Twitter and Instagram.

If you haven't already enabled the new Chrome browser app that blocks all references to Pokémon Go, then you're probably quite familiar with the game that is now one of the most downloaded apps ever, and has a higher average daily use than Facebook and WhatsApp.

This week, it launched in five European countries, including the U.K., Germany, and Italy, but there's still no word on when it might arrive Asia.

The version of the app is being installed via backdoors in countries where the original app by Niantic Labs is yet to be officially launched. However, despite the brief period that they were available, the apps seem to have racked up victims numbering in the thousands.

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