Pokémon are creatures of all shapes and sizes who live in the wild or alongside humans. For the most part, Pokémon do not speak except to utter their names. Pokémon are raised and commanded by their owners (called “Trainers”). During their adventures, Pokémon grow and become more experienced and even, on occasion, evolve into stronger Pokémon. There are currently more than 700 creatures that inhabit the Pokémon universe.
Since its debut on July 5, the augmented-reality smartphone app Pokémon Go has been downloaded millions of times and has grown publisher Nintendo’s stock by 25 percent. It’s specifically a mobile game, a celebration of video game designer Satoshi Tajiri’s original 151 Pokémon. Available for both Android and iPhone operating systems, Pokémon Go uses your device’s ability to track time and your location,
and allows you to catch Pokémon the same way as in the original game
– by virtually launching red and white “Poké Balls” at them.
According to Proofpoint Pokemon Go has international users “sideloading” it or installing it outside of the official app store. Unfortunately for them, they may have downloaded an infected version of the app which contains a backdoor called
DroidJack – this allows hackers to gain access if the victim’s phone.