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Submission + - Japanese Android developers arrested for infecting 10 million users (yomiuri.co.jp)

Dupple writes: Five people, including the owner of an information technology-related company, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of providing a virus built into smartphone applications that stole more than 10 million pieces of personal information from users' address books.

The Metropolitan Police Department said about 90,000 people's smartphones were infected with a virus lurking in applications they downloaded.

According to the MPD, this is the first case established to deal with such a large information theft in Japan.

Investigative sources said a man who runs an IT-related company allegedly created video applications for Android smartphones containing a virus that extracts personal information stored on the phone. In collusion with a woman who is the former president of another Tokyo-based IT-related firm, the man released the apps on Google Inc.'s official store for free in late March.

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Japanese Android developers arrested for infecting 10 million users

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