At Bakers Consulting we pride ourselves on learning about events in “the wild”. These include a plethora of vulnerabilities and attacks. Our desire to learn and stay in the know, allows us to help protect our clients. As most gamers or retired gamers, we should all be familiar with the game Fortnite. Today my old colleagues are still attempting to “get the band back together” from COD days or one of the various Halo franchise games. As it turns out Fortnite is now available for mobile devices as of the beginning of this month. One of our developers found this article regarding the spread of imposter android Fortnite apps. For any retired gamers this is an interesting read.
TWO WEEKS AGO, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed that the Android version of Fortnite, largely seen as the most popular game in the world, would not be available through the Google Play Store. Instead, fans would have to install it from the web. The announcement drew heaps of attention—not least of which came from peddlers of malware.
Fortnite only became broadly available on Android this week. But on August 3, the day of Sweeney’s announcement, WIRED quickly discovered seven sites advertising themselves as Android Fortnite downloads. Analysis from mobile security company Lookout found that each of those sites distributed malware to anyone who fell for the scam.