Security experts are warning of yet more malicious applications found on Google’s official online apps market Play, this time designed to steal personal data in the background while promising to show trailers for Japanese anime, video games and porn.

The new Android Trojan had been discovered in 15 applications on Google Play so far and downloaded by at least 70,000 users, McAfee malware researcher Carlos Castillo explained in a blog post.

“Due the privacy risk that these applications represent to Android customers, all of them have been removed from the market,” he cautioned.

 The malware, specifically designed to target Japanese users, is hidden in apps which show internet-based video trailers.
Source: The Register