In December 2011 a new malware threat was detected on the Google Android Market. (Now the Play Store). Called RuFraud, this malware masqueraded as popular apps, but in reality premium text messages were charged to smartphones by this unpleasant fraud.
In the UK, where this fraud was most prevalent, the mobile telecoms regulator, PhonepayPlus, has now fined the company behind the malware - A1 Agregator Limited - £50,000 ($75,000).
This sort of fine - hitting the fraudsters where it hurts most - is just the sort of action needed to fight back against this unpleasant practise of publishing malware for our phones & tablets.
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Source: The Official Lookout Blog | You Have To Pay The Toll: Scammers Caught and Fined for RuFraud Malware Scheme