Google's reportedly pulled 22 malicious apps after two security firms tipped them off that the malware
was tricking users into sending SMS messages to premium-rate phone lines. Android.RuFraud
poses as popular games like Angry Birds
, Assassins Creed
and can affect users across Europe and Russia. Fortunately the apps are easily spotted and deleted, but were downloaded 14,000 times before being pulled -- so if you see anyone experiencing similar issues, you can let 'em know how to solve it.