Following the  news that there have been 290 incidents recorded to police across England and Wales since Pokémon Go’s UK launch and 11 crimes connected to the game in a period of just over three weeks, according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act. Paul Farrington, manager of EMEA solution architects at information security specialist Veracode commented below.

Paul Farrington, Manager of EMEA Solution Architects at Information Security Specialist Veracode: 

Paul Farrington“Rising theft of mobile devices brings with it an increased security risk to individuals and businesses. Whether it’s identity theft, leaks of personal data or even hacking companies through application vulnerabilities, users must completely secure their devices to keep criminals at bay.”