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Windows 7: Malware masquerading as Bad Piggies found on Google Play


14 Jun 2013   #1
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Malware masquerading as Bad Piggies found on Google Play

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Heard of the game Bad Pigs? Or is it Bad Piggies?

Some clever hacker decided to create a malicious app deceivingly similar to one of the top games in the Google Play store. And, it was downloaded more than 10,000 times before people took notice.

Security company F-Secure wrote on Wednesday that it had located Bad Pigs -- which had the same artwork and app description as Bad Piggies -- and let Google know. The only apparent differences between the two apps were the names of the app and the developer -- who was "Dan Stokes" rather than Rovio. Google has pulled Bad Pigs from Google Play, according to F-Secure.
Read more at: Malware masquerading as Bad Piggies found on Google Play | Security & Privacy - CNET News


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14 Jun 2013   #2

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I thought developers would have to be checked before they were allowed to publish their applications on Google Play?
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