Autumn 2014 proved to be rich in malware targeting gamers. In September, Doctor Web issued a report about Trojan.SteamBurglar.1 which had been stealing valuable Game assets from Dota 2 users. Apparently, the criminals decided to take things further.
Doctor Web's security researchers have discovered a malicious dialler program that infects Android handhelds and possesses a strong self-defence mechanism. Malicious programs that make expensive calls without user consent are by no means a novelty. They were quite common in the era of slow dial-up connections established by means of a modem and later came to attack mobile devices.
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated Dr.Web for Android and Dr.Web for Android Light to versions 9.01.6 and 9.00.1, respectively.