AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps

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AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps

AdultSwine malware displays pornographic ads within affected child-themed game apps that were once available for download on Google’s Play Store. Researchers at Check Point detected AdultSwine hidden within 60 game apps, including some with children as their target audience. All of those affected apps were available for download on Google’s Play Store up until recently. […]… Read More

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