Pokemon Go developer, Niantic has recently revealed more information about the Legendary Pokemon ahead of its speculated Summer 2017 release. In addition, Niantic has uncovered the latest malware scam which is now over as Google has taken some serious steps.
Based on the last statements by Pokemon Go director John Hanke, the Legendary Pokemon are being treated with care, and they will be coming to the game with limitations on Gyms. As suggested by Hanke, he is excited about the upcoming PvP battles feature. This literally suggests that a release date for the Legendary Pokemon is nearing.
Hanke, made the above-mentioned comments while talking in a recent lecture. It was reported by a Reddit user named as MichaelTheCactus who was attending the lecture. During the lecture, Hanke shed the light on two missing Gen 2 Pokemon namely Smeargle and Delibird. He explained that both of the Gen2 Pokemon have unique moves and that’s why they are hard to code.
Hanke never released any new information on the new Shiny Pokemon. However, some Pokemon Go fans have discovered new evidence that suggests Niantic is currently working on a new Shiny Event.
Niantic Uncovers the Malware Scam
Furthermore, Niantic has also uncovered the recent malware scam that tricked the players into downloading game guides laced with malware.
The malware is now widely known as the FalseGuide. It was hidden in more than a total of 40 apps on the Google Play Store. According to Niantic, these apps were disguised as game guides for a number of highly popular mobile games including the Pokemon Go and FIFA Mobile.
The malware instantly gets installed on a user’s smartphone when he/she installs the infected game guide. It then silently creates a “Silent Botnet” on the infected device. Until it was uncovered, the malware allowed the hackers to harness the collective power of all the infected devices without even alerting the owners. It used to request admin privileges once the installation completed. This prevented the users from deleting the malware packed game guides from the devices.
As the researchers at CheckPoint suggest, the hackers and other cyber criminals have been using this malware scam since the month of November 2016. In total, the malware-carrying apps have been downloaded over 2 million times on various makes and models of devices.
Fortunately, the CheckPoint have notified Google about the Malware. According to the latest reports, Google has removed all the fake game guides from the Play Store.