Warning: Fake Versions of Bad Piggies Inject Ads Into Google Chrome

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Late last month, Rovio , the company behind Angry Birds, released a very popular game called Bad Pigges on Android (free), iOS ($0.99 to $2.99), and Mac ($4.99). Those who don’t have an Android device but still want to play for free are out of luck. Cybercriminals are capitalizing and have already created fake versions of the game, and put them on the Chrome Web Store . Please be aware: there is no free version of this game for the Web, nor for Google Chrome, and if you find one, chances are it will inject ads into your browser, whether you’re running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.

Barracuda Labs did some digging and found that searching for “Bad Piggies” in the store gave back at least eight matches. If they don’t have it in the title, all these plugins have “Bad Piggies” in their game descriptions, so that they still show up when you search for the game.

The security firm’s investigation found that seven of the eight extensions it found come from the same source (playook.info), a maker of “free” flash games. I searched the store, and indeed came up with 7 fake games from the site, though out of a total of 11 results.

Posted by dontclickon 1721 days ago in Android  |  thenextweb.com
 

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