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Pokemon Go aftermath: Nintendo's stock surges, malware spreadsThe popularity of Pokemon Go is good news for Nintendo...and hackers. An infected version of the hit mobile game is spreading malware and could take over Android phones.
Pokemon mania is real. There is a ton of news after the release of Pokemon Go for iOS and Android. If you're not one of the millions of people playing the game, here's a run down. Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that let's you capture virtual Pokemon in the real world. You travel to different places in real life to catch them all on your phone. Since the release of the game, Nintendo's size market value increased by $7.5 billion. Nintendo owns a third of the company that owns Pokemon, that company's name? The Pokemon company. Data analytic site, similarweb.com, says that after two days of the game's release Pokemon Go would installed on 5.16% of all inquiry devices in the United States. The app has been installed on more android phones than the app Tinder. SimilarWeb.com also said that over 60% of those who downloaded Pokemon Go use the game daily. And in playing the game on average. 43 minutes and 23 seconds per day. The game is so popular that service can not handle the load. The global of Pokemon Go is been flowed down. The CEO of Niantic the company that create Pokemon Go told Business Insider that the game will not come to countries like United Kingdom or The Nederlands until the company is comfortable Demand for the game is so great, that hackers have noticed. On Android, you can download apps, and install them even if they are not in the Google Play Store. Proofpoint researchers have found a malware infected version of the Pokemon Go game for Android online. The malware is called DroidJack or SandroRAT, and it gives the hacker full control of a victim's phone. Be careful where you get your Pokemon GO app, Android users. And lastly, be careful where you go on your Pokemon hunts. A group of four teenagers in Missouri set a trap using the game. The four found a Pokestop, that's a place to get items like potions for the game, in a secluded place. Then they created a beacon that lured 11 Pokemon GO players to that place in order to rob them at gunpoint. The teenagers were caught by local law enforcement. Well, that does it for this Tech News update. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update.