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New threat for android users

A new malware was found in Google Play, Google's platform for downloading apps for devices using Android operating system, Dr Web - Security software developer said in a report. This malware sends short messages to premium numbers and deplete subscriber's account.

 
Dr Web, the Russia-based Security software developer said that about 11,000 - 25,000 devices were infected by this malware. "Dr Web has discovered several malicious programmes on Google Play that install Android SmsSend Trojans on mobile devices. 
 
"The Trojans send short messages to premium numbers and deplete subscriber accounts," the company said. "This incident was quickly informed to Google," it added.
 
The malwares discovered by the analysing team of Dr Web belong to a Vietnamese developer - AppStore Jsc. These programmes are disguised as audio players while the next one is a video player that shows adult content.  
 
According to the company, about 11,000 - 25,000 Android users had already installed this malicious apps. These apps look harmless but they have an APK file that contains an Android.Sms-Send Trojan, Dr Web said.
 
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