The excitement over the new game Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm. Because it’s available only in limited countries right now, some people may be tempted to download the app from sources other than Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Getting apps from unofficial sources can expose you to malicious apps that can be used to steal sensitive information or even to spy on you without your knowledge. In this video, Check Point explains how cybercriminals can repackage the Pokemon GO app for Android, turning it into malware that can steal messages, photos, and more.

Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention can detect and stop repackaged malicious apps, keeping your device and the sensitive data on it protected from cybercrime.

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  1. Thanks for really valuable information! Well actually its not yet released here yet, however I did download it from some third party resource. In a short amount of time,this game has become one of my favorites.
    Since this game requires the use of the system’s GPS, privacy has already been compromised for the player.

    Thanks for making me aware of the facts

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