Android malware pushes Kim Kardashian porn pop-up to children’s gaming apps

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Malicious code that displays pornographic advertising on Android applications, including several intended for use by children, has been found lurking in 60 gaming apps on Google Play.

Cybersecurity experts from Check Point said in a report on Friday (12 January) that the infected pieces of software had been downloaded between three and seven million times.

Dubbed ‘AdultSwine’, the code not only uses porn ads to help generate monetised clicks, but also tries to scare users into installing fake security services and dupe victims into letting the app send premium texts – which are then charged to the user’s account.

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