One of the reasons app developers love the Android market is because of the relatively lax rules in terms of what can be added and not added when compared to Apple’s app store. It is also a feature that attracts hackers wishing to steal personal data from cell phone users.
Yesterday, Google pulled 50 apps from the Android Market that contained Malware designed to root any phone that downloaded an infected app, steal personal information, and send said information off to a remote server.
The apps were downloaded between 50,000 to 100,000 times before being pulled from the market. Some of the names of the apps are chuckle worthy to say the least, including Super Sex Position, Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls, and Hilton Sex Sound.
The complete list of infected apps can be found here.
I would highly recommend reviewing the list and making sure you didn’t download any of those apps. If you did, your phone has been infected and there is no telling what information has been ripped from your phone.