Six Arrested in Japan for Android Malware

About 20 million Yen (close to $500,000 USD) was obtained through fake Android apps used by three top IT executives in Japan.

The main Android app was marketed as a video playing application. Adult websites were commonly the environment for this special download. Many of the operations that were conducted by the malware include a basic trojan style infection: stealing personal data and storing it on remote servers.

Approximately 9,000 users downloaded the app since December 2011. The names of these men and other information can be obtained here: yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120614004390.htm

In Japan, it is a a crime to create malware, as noted here (you’ll need Google Translate or similar service if you cannot read Japanese language).

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