Thanks Meter 2091
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Queen City of the West
The original source is reddit.
The whole market is just plain broken and it's a nightmare. It's embarrassing that the author of one of the apps has been complaining through every means possible to google for over a week to get pirated copies of his software taken down (he didn't realize they were injected with malignant code though). So, finally someone notices the developer name looks fishy for one of these apps and is curious to take a look inside the files and sees rageagainstthecage, pokes further, is horrified consults others and posts to reddit. Android Police picks it up and the story starts to spread and then finally google pays attention.
Google really needs to respond. The market.android.com website is so freaking buggy. Imagine if someone figures out how to use web install to push infected crap onto peoples phones. It almost makes you pray to Motorola to also signature check /system. Almost.