Millions of people installed infected apps that criminals could use to 'wreak havoc' on smartphones

Google has removed 60 games from the Google Play Store after a report from the Checkpoint security firm revealed that the apps had malware which displayed pop-up ads for porn within games. The disturbing part of this story is that most of the games that were infected by this malware were aimed at children. The malware is named Adult Swine.The security firm’s report mentions that the ads are often pornographic which many adult users are likely to find highly inappropriate in a mobile game, let alone children who shouldn’t be exposed to them at any cost.The malware was sourcing ads from mainstream ad providers that don’t allow their content to be used in this manner. Some of the ads were also sourced from the malware’s own ad libraries which is where the porn ads originated from.As if pornographic ads weren’t enough, the malware also uses deceptive ads to trick users. They see pop-ups which say that their device has been infected by a virus. If they click on the add, they’r

Millions of people installed infected apps that criminals could use to 'wreak havoc' on smartphones

They could cause pornographic ads to appear, attempt to scare users into downloading harmful software, and trick them into signing up for expensive premium services

Mon 15 Jan 18 from The Independent

Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts

Apps containing the malicious code were downloaded more than three million times.

Mon 15 Jan 18 from BBC Technology

Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store Over Malware Report

Google has removed 60 games from the Google Play Store after a report from the Checkpoint security firm revealed that the apps had malware which displayed pop-up ads for porn within games. ...

Sun 14 Jan 18 from Ubergizmo

Google removes 60 apps from the Play Store following discovery of pornographic ads

Malware appearing in Google's Play Store apps isn’t something new, but a newly discovered piece of code proved to be particularly unpleasant. Among the different ways that ‘Adult ...

Sun 14 Jan 18 from Techspot

63 games and apps on Google Play served porn ads

If you still haven't made it a habit to inspect Google Play applications before installing them, then maybe this will make you rethink your ways. Security firm Check Point has ...

Sat 13 Jan 18 from Engadget

Google pulls games for kids and adults containing AdultSwine malware - CNET

Check Point Researchers found about 60 games, many aimed at children, that contained highly inappropriate malware. Those games have now been kicked off Google Play.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

Google took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

Games with pornographic ads sneak into the Play Store, get 3 million downloads

Google removes 60 apps packing the "AdultSwine" malware.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Arstechnica

Researchers find pop-up porn malware on Google game apps

BERLIN (Reuters) - Security firm Check Point on Friday said it had discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

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