Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Several hundred applications for Android in Google Play infected by malware
Researchers at Symantec found in Google Play hundreds of infected apps for Android. So, more than two hundred applications that contain content "adult", mainly in Japanese, are infected with malware, using the technique of "one click."
According to experts, when you try to access content, users are asked to pay special premium services. Typically, users are on the links contained in these messages, and go to fraudulent sites for their content of interest.
Symantec experts said that such attacks last several months, involving more than 50 different vendors. Despite the fact that Google has removed some of the malicious application has been made over five thousand downloads. Researchers have not yet determined the number of users who have been victims of fraud, so it is not known how many people paid for the services offered (service cost - about $ 1 million).