Pornographic malware found in Android apps for kids

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Pornographic malware found in Android apps for kids

Google has removed from its Google Play Store more than 60 gaming apps, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contained malware that showed pornographic ads.

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Pornographic malware found in apps for kids

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Google has removed from its Google Play Store more than 60 gaming apps, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contained malware that showed pornographic ads.

Google kicks over 60 games out of the Play Store for serving up porn ads via AdultSwine malware

Google kicks over 60 games out of the Play Store for serving up porn ads via AdultSwine malware

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Google has removed more than 60 games from the Play Store after security firm Check Point discovered they were laced with malware and serving up porn ads. Check Point claims that the games were aimed at children, but Google says this was not the case. The AdultSwine malware was found to be bundled in a number of games, many of which had been downloaded millions of times. As well as displaying pornographic ads, the malware also tried to trick users into installing fake security tools, and also encouraged people to register for expensive premium services. AdultSwine's modus operandi is similar…

Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids To Porn

Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids To Porn

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Cyberthreat intelligence firm Check Point on Friday disclosed the existence of malicious code buried inside dozens of apps that displays pornographic images to users. Many of the apps are games reportedly geared toward young children. As a result, Google quickly removed the roughly 60 apps said to be affected from its Play Store. Gizmodo reports: While they appeared as such, the pornographic images displayed were not actually Google ads

Google Finds Malware Showing Pornographic Ads In 60 Kids' Apps

Google Finds Malware Showing Pornographic Ads In 60 Kids' Apps

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Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user’s smartphones. The malware has targeted a handful of Android apps all geared toward kids.

AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps

AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps

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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

Google removes 60 games infected with porn malware from Play Store

Google removes 60 games infected with porn malware from Play Store

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Google has removed nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware. Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies were the first to discover

Google removes 60 apps from Play Store infected with pop-up porn malware

Google removes 60 apps from Play Store infected with pop-up porn malware

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Google has taken down nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware. Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies reported that ...

Google culls 60 Android apps after malware pushes porn on children

Google culls 60 Android apps after malware pushes porn on children

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Google has removed more than 60 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers found they were exposing children to hardcore pornography. The cull came soon after Check Point found the malicious code lurking within apps and games that were ...

Researchers found porn malware in Google Play children’s games

Researchers found porn malware in Google Play children’s games

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Security firm Check Point today revealed it had discovered malware on the Google Play store disguised as children’s games — malware that gives kids ads not suited for their age group. Checkpoint’s report on the malware warns it shows pornographic ads which would obscure the actual game, including one featuring a picture of Kim Kardashian — fittingly, the code is called AdultSwine