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 January 31, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Matt Liebowitz reports:

A batch of corrupt Android apps once again has been found lurking in the official App Market, and up to 5 million customers have already had their data stolen right under their noses by the Trojan-hosting apps.

Security software maker Symantec identified 13 apps containing “Android.Counterclank,” a Trojan that can silently steal device and user data, monitor phone calls, open up a backdoor on devices and act as part of a botnet, receiving malicious commands from a remote source.

The infected apps include spoofed versions of “Counter Elite Force,” “CounterStrike Hit Enemy,” “Hit Counter Terrorist,” “Stripper Touch Girl,” “Sexy Girls Puzzle,” “Sexy Girls Photo Game” and “Deal & Be Millionaire,” the last of which has been downloaded between 1 million and 5 million times in the past 30 days. The apps are from three developers: iApps7 Inc., Ogre Games and redmicapps.

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