Don’t download the game Fortnite: Battle Royale, Android users.
The year’s most popular video game (which made almost $300 million last month) is currently available on all major gaming platforms except for Android. So of course, malware developers have noticed and are taking advantage of the vacuum by creating fraudulent Fortnite apps for Android devices.
The malicious developers typically earn money when an eager player downloads the fake apps, which is a common hoax that malevolent developers use whenever there is a lot of hype surrounding a video game’s release.
The legitimate Fortnite: Battle Royale for Android is slated to go live this summer, but in the meantime, antsy gamers are finding phony (read: malicious) downloads online through search engines. It’s important to note that the fake apps are not available in the Google Play Store, so the tech giant can’t do anything about the issue. Read more…