A hack on Pokémon Go game maker Parler revealed that a security vulnerability could allow hackers to steal users’ personal data.
Parler, a popular game publisher, said it would disable some features of the popular mobile game in an effort to make the app more secure.
“We are very concerned that this type of attack could potentially expose personal data to third parties who would use it for malicious purposes,” Parler said in a blog post.
“To protect our users and to protect ourselves, we are disabling certain features of Parler’s Pokémon Go app in an attempt to protect our customers and our community from this type to some degree.”
Pokemon Go is a popular mobile augmented reality game where players hunt for virtual monsters and capture them to battle.
It’s the most popular game on smartphones, but it’s also a popular target for hackers.
A flaw in the app that could allow attackers to steal data is being reported by security experts, who say they’ve been able to capture information from the game’s servers.
The hackers behind the attack also used exploits for the Adobe Flash plugin that allows web developers to embed malicious content.
Parley said it was aware of the vulnerability, and it would “take action to protect its users’ privacy and security.”
Parler has a history of releasing security updates for its games.
The company has patched several vulnerabilities in its games over the years, but a Parler spokesman told Ars that the hack was “unique.”
Parley is one of the more popular game publishers.
It publishes Pokémon Go and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, among other titles, and has been praised for its security.
It is also one of Google’s biggest advertisers in the mobile game market.
Ars reached out to Parler for comment and will update this article if we receive a response.
Ars’ Sam Machkovech contributed to this report.