A Latvian developer who made malware-embedded copies of Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed, and Cut the Rope on Google Play was fined £50,000. The developer was also ordered to pay an amount of £28,000 in damages.
According to BBC, more than 1,000 users were affected by the malware infected-games. The malware rendered the fake games unplayable and sent SMS text messages without the knowledge of the users, which cost £5 per message.
The £50,000 fined is for the many intellectual property infringement violations against Rovio, Gameloft, and ZeptoLab. This is also the first time infringements on Google Play were taken to court and fined charges. The £28,000 will be paid to the Android users affected by the malware.
This only shows that Google Play is finally taking a stand against developers of malware.