Google Boots Fraudware Apps from Android Market

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


You Can't Detect What You Can't See: Illuminating the Entire Kill Chain

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.

Tags: Google, Android, malware

0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.