Not sure that parents appreciate! A malware has been discovered by experts in computer security on the Google Play Store, something that is not so rare.

Only problem: this malware appears on children’s games and shows pornographic ads …

And the problem is growing, as these games applications have already been downloaded more than seven million times … enough to scold the discontent of parents vis-à-vis the services of Google.

This malware can also display fraudulent applications and premium services that are actually windy. It is once the game is downloaded that the problems arise, since this one is infected. The virus can then access the contents of the tablet or smartphone and send its fraudulent or unwanted content.

Games apps for children in the viewfinder

Added to this is a technique that has proven successful among hackers, in this case ” social engineering “, a decoy to make you believe that your device needs cleaning. Unfortunately for you, it is this pseudo-cleaning that can cause damage to your device.

This “case” shows that we must remain cautious, even if we are on the Play Store. It should be noted, however, that the majority of infected applications are licensed games without prior consent, such as Drawing Lessons Angry Birds.

Google has still reacted quickly and told Reuters that the applications victims of this virus are no longer available on the Play Store. Added to this is the deactivation of developer accounts. As for the users, they were alerted via messages or notifications.