Google Boots Fraudware Apps from Android Market

Tuesday Dec 13th 2011 by Staff

The malicious apps racked up toll-based text messages on users phones.

InformationWeek: Google has ejected several apps from the Android Market because they contained variations of the RuFraud malware. When installed on a users' phone, RuFraud sends text messages to premium numbers, racking up unexpected charges for users and earning money for those who own the numbers.

The malicious apps looked like free versions of popular games, including Angry Birds. Security experts say more than 14,000 people downloaded the malware before it was removed.

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