A Russian app called “Find and Call,” which claims to help manage a user’s phone book, has been removed from both Apple’s App Store and Google Play after malware was discovered in the app.
Wired has more: “The app is essentially a Trojan that steals and uploads the user’s address book to a remote server. Once uploaded, the server then sends spam to the email addresses and phone numbers belonging to the victim’s contacts telling them about the Find and Call application. The app also grabs the GPS coordinates from the victim’s phone and uploads them to the server.”
It’s been a tough week of the App Store. Instapaper and a number of other iOS apps had crash issues during updating this week.