Google removes 60 game apps from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

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Google recently removed 60 game apps from the Play Store. This removal was done after security firm Check Point discovered a malicious bug displaying pornographic ads in game apps mostly intended for children.

Some of them have been downloaded up to a million times. Among these are Night Survival Craft games and McQueen Car Racing Game whose characters are inspired by Disney Pixar movie character, Cars.


Check Point found out, the name of the evil bug is Adult Swine. They call, the bug is able to display pornographic ads and other inappropriate ads.

The goal is to trick users into installing fake security applications and inviting users to register premium or paid services.


A Google spokesperson said that they had deleted the game apps and made the developer account no longer usable.

"And we will continue to remind anyone who installed the game, we are grateful to Check Point for helping us keep users safe," an unnamed spokesman said.

Additional information, when the malicious bug is installed in the smartphone, the bug is waiting for the user to unlock the device, and then the bug will start a malicious activity.
 

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