This week, an application called “Find and Call” was found guilty of spamming users after being installed on iOS devices. Apple has removed the software from its App Store, citing violations of its guidelines.
Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab sounded the alarm this week regarding an app that was feeding on users' address book contacts. When the developer's servers were sending text messages, the "From" field was being spoofed with the original user's phone number.
In a statement provided to The Loop
, an Apple representative confirmed
that “The Find & Call app has been removed from the App Store due to its unauthorized use of users’ Address Book data, a violation of App Store guidelines.”
Kaspersky lab expert Denis Maslennikov wrote in a blog post, “Malware in the Google Play is nothing new but it’s the first case that we’ve seen malware in the Apple App Store.”