Google Eliminates Gaming Applications With Pop-Up Porn Malware

Google Eliminates Gaming Applications With Pop-Up Porn Malware

Last week Alphabet Inc’s Google claimed that it took down 60 gaming apps post security company Check Point claimed that it had found latest malicious software in the applications at Google Play Store accessible to both adults and children. The malicious software showed pornographic advertisements and attempted to trick consumers into purchasing premium offerings, as per Check Point. “We have eliminated the apps from Play, stopped the accounts of the developers, and will carry on showing sturdy warnings to anybody that has downloaded them,” a spokesperson of Google claimed to the media in an interview.

Named as “AdultSwine,” the virus conceals within the game applications that as per the information of Google Play claims have been installed 3–7 Million times, stated Check Point last week in blog post. The apps were not part of the family array, which is based on a program to assist parents find out on the Play Store age-appropriate material. The firm claimed that the inappropriate advertisements inside the apps were not ads from Google.

The malware also made an effort to trick consumers into downloading fake safety apps, and might unlock the door for other assaults such as stealing of consumer credentials, claimed Check Point. It claimed that apps and games aimed for kids were a fresh target for cyber attackers that aimed at businesses, hospitals, and governments in the history.

“The most surprising component of this malware is its capability to cause pornographic advertisements from the library of the attacker to emerge without alert on the display over the legal game application being shown,” it claimed. The games comprised of “Subway Surf,” “Paw Puppy Run,” “Drawing Lessons Lego Ninjago,” “Shin Hero Boy Adventure Game,” and “Addon Sponge Bob for MCPE.” Check Point claimed that it hoped AdultSwine and analogous malware to be imitated and repeated by attackers and has warned users to be extra careful.

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