A tip from a child helped security researchers discover an aggressive scam and adware campaign on both iOS and Android that was being promoted on TikTok and Instagram.

Credit: Benjamin SowCredit: Benjamin Sow

Researchers from Avast Security discovered the malicious apps when a girl found a TikTok profile that appeared to be promoting an abusive app and reported it. The apps had been downloaded a combined 2.4 million times on the App Store and Google Play.

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