AdultSwine Malware Displays Porn Ads within Child-Themed Android Apps

AdultSwine malware displays pornographic ads within affected child-themed game apps that were once available for download on Google’s Play Store.

Researchers at Check Point detected AdultSwine hidden within 60 game apps, including some with children as their target audience. All of those affected apps were available for download on Google’s Play Store up until recently. Collectively, the infected programs boasted 3 million to 7 million active installations at the time of the malware’s discovery.

Upon installation, AdultSwine waits to initiate its attack until a boot occurs or when the user unlocks their phone. It begins by collecting information from the infected device and sends it to one of its command-and-control (C&C) servers. From there, it proceeds with one of three attack scenarios.

Source: Tripwire