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Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play!!!


In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children.

Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside roughly 60 game apps, several of which are intended used by children. According to Google Play’s data, the apps have been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times.

Dubbed ‘AdultSwine’, these malicious apps wreak havoc in three possible ways:

  1. Displaying ads from the web that are often highly inappropriate and pornographic.

  2. Attempting to trick users into installing fake ‘security apps’.

  3. Inducing users to register to premium services at the user’s expense.

In addition, the malicious code can be used to open the door for other attacks such as user credential theft.

Read the full post on Checkpoint's blog:

https://blog.checkpoint.com/2018/01/12/childrens-apps-google-play-display-porn-ads/

Contact us here at Mobisec to learn how to protect your organization: info@mobisec.co.il

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