- Aug 17, 2014
A massive fraud campaign utilizing 151 Android apps with 10.5 million downloads was used to subscribe users to premium subscription services without their knowledge.
Researchers at Avast discovered the campaign, naming it 'UltimaSMS,' and reported 80 associated apps that they found on the Google Play Store.
While Google quickly removed the apps, the fraudsters likely ammassed millions of dollars in fraudulent subscription charges.
A new SMS scam campaign relying upon 151 apps has been uncovered, with many of these apps managing to find their way into the Play Store where they amassed 10.5 million downloads.