SPs (Service Provider) in China had their glorious back when they could make large chunks of easy money via merely text message subscription services. However, the gloriousness faded away as subscription business was hammered in the smartphone era.

In order to find their way back to the money-making business, some of these SPs now lay their dirty hands on the relatively loosely regulated Android app market by implanting malicious plug-in into free but pirated apps and secretly subscribing them to services that charge subscription fee.

Watch out people who download Zombie vs. Plants or Angry Birds from 3rd party android markets, there might be chance that the app was contaminated by some sort of ‘parasites’.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.