Google Removes Malicious Apps from Android Market
Google Removes Malicious Apps from Android Market (December 12, 2011)
Google has pulled more than 20 malicious applications from the Android Market, bringing the total number of apps removed this year to over 100.
The malware that was bundled with the removed apps has been dubbed “RuFraud.” It sends text messages to premium rate phone numbers, incurring charges for users and accruing profits for those who reap the revenue of the numbers. The malware was written not to affect users in the US, but users in several European countries and in Asia are affected.