Pokémon Go’s rapid rise in popularity has attracted cybercriminals to leverage its hype for their malicious intents. So far, we have seen backdoored Pokémon Go apps, lockscreen apps, scareware apps, SMS spam,s as well as Windows ransomware. This time we have seen a new attack that takes aim at Pokémon Go users themselves, in the form of a fake Windows-based Pokémon Go Bot. A Pokémon Go Bot is an application that works as a fake Pokémon trainer in order to level up a user’s account without... [Read More]
by RSS Roland Dela Paz  |  Aug 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
At FortiGuard, we wouldn't let you down without an analysis of Pokémon Go. Is it safe to install? Can you go and hunt for Pokémon, or stay by a pokestop longing for pokeballs? While this article won't assist you in game strategy, I'll give you my first impressions analyzing the game. Versions There are two sorts of Pokémon applications: 1. The official versions, issued by Niantic. We will talk more about these later, but in brief, they are not malicious. 2. The hacked versions. These are... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
While inspecting the Pokémon Go application, I incidentally found information on ... Pokémon Go Plus. Basically, this is the Pokémon IoT: a connected wristband with a button (to throw a pokéball, for instance), a RGB LED, and vibration capability (e.g to notify of nearby Pokémon). The device is not yet released, and the software is still under development: as you can see below, versions 0.29.x corresponds to "BETA4". Implementation in version... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research