Google deleted 60 games from the Play Store that showed porn ads to users

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Following an investigation by security firm Check Point, Google has deleted 60 games from the Play Store that were infected with a malicious bug, which among other things injected pornographic ads into games targeted at children. According to Google Play's public data, the games had been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times.

The malware, which Check Point dubbed "AdultSwine," attacked users in three ways, with the pornographic ads only being one. In addition, the malware tried to get users to install fake security apps, themselves often ridden with malware, or register for a premium service using their phone number.

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