Malicious apps hit Android Market with hidden charges
Google has removed fraudulent apps from the Android Market, after hitting unexpected users with hidden charges.
The users who downloaded one of 22 apps were being charged for downloading apparently innocent services, including horoscopes and games. The apps were downloaded more than 10,000 times before removal.
The apps lured consumers to choose options within the apps that resulted in paying premium rates linked with SMS use. Those apps were presented as bogus apps based on popular games and movies, including Angry Birds, Twilight and Cut The Rope.
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