Over 4 million Gaming Applications are Infected with Malware in Play Store

The malware causes pornographic content to show on the devices while the infected app is running, aside from trying to get users to install fake security apps and charging for unregistered premium services.

An android malware named “AdultSwine” has attacked children-friendly gaming application in the play store. The malware reportedly has the ability to steal user credentials. Over 60 apps have been pulled by Google after recognizing the malware.

A comprehensive list of affected apps and related research can be found on Checkpoint’s research blog. Google will continue to send notifications to phones that have the affected apps installed.

The malware was discovered by researchers at Checkpoint and the affected apps have since been pulled by Google, and the developers’ accounts banned.
The affected apps have been downloaded as much as 3 to 7 million times, according to Play Store data.

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