Even though the game is free, some users have had trouble getting it downloaded due to the heavy demand. Looking to jump the gun, others wanted to find ways to get the game before it was available in their area. As a result, many copies of the game have been downloaded from third-party servers, and most of these come with a little extra baggage attached.
Of course, we’re talking about malware—specifically, a malicious remote access tool called DroidJack, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The tool installs a backdoor that grants the installer full access to and control of the infected Android phone. The first installations showed up within 72 hours of the game’s release.
Fortunately, the counterfeit version is not easy to install. Android’s security must be disabled for any unknown, third-party apps to be installed, and all downloads from a legitimate app store are verified. As the game’s rollout is complete, hackers should have a more difficult time getting their version onto players’ phones. But the game’s popularity means they certainly will not stop trying.