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Jan 12, 2018

Google Play’s game apps are showing porn ads due to a malware bug

Security firm Check Point has uncovered a malicious bug on the Google Play Store that displays porn in game apps, many of which are aimed at children. The bug affects about 60 apps, including those that have been downloaded over 1 million times, like Five Nights Survival Craft and McQueen Car Racing Game, which is based on the Disney Pixar character from the film Cars.

The malicious app is named Adult Swine, and Check Point says the bug displays inappropriate and pornographic ads, attempts to trick users into installing fake security apps, and tries to get users to sign up to premium services that charge the user’s account. A Google spokesperson told the Financial Times, “We’ve removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers’...

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