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Saturday January 13, 2018

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

Google is removing 60 games from its Play Store for serving pornographic ads to children. These titles were infected with the AdultSwine malware, which additionally tricks users into installing fake security tools and encourages people to register for expensive premium services.

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As for the ads being displayed, they come from two main sources; the first is that of the main ad providers, which forbid such illegitimate display of their ads. The second is the malicious code’s own ad library, which contains ads of an offensive nature, including pornographic ads. All these are displayed to children while playing the game that the app is masquerading as.

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