Google had to delete 60 apps, many aimed at kids, after they showed users pornographic content

deleted 60 kid-themed apps from its Google Play app store after security firm Check Point that could display pornographic content, trick users into installing fake “security apps,” or induce them to sign up for premium SMS services.

Using Google Play store estimates, Check Point found that the 60 games, with titles like “Drawing Lessons Angry Birds,” “Temple Crash Jungle Bandicoot” and “Spinner Fidget Toy,” had at least 3.5 million downloads and as many as 7 million (the range is so wide because of how Google provides its publicly available download estimates). Check Point dubbed the malware “AdultSwine,” and soon after the security firm alerted Google to the problem, the apps disappeared from the Play store.

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