A malicious application that can steal cash via phones running Googles Android operating system has been found.
The program poses as a media player but once installed starts sending premium rate text messages.
The service being sent messages is operated by the malicious apps creator, who scoops up the fees.
Discovered by Kaspersky Labs, it is believed to be the first booby-trapped application for Android.
In a security advisory Kaspersky said that the fake media player was most prevalent among Russian Android users. The risk to Android owners worldwide is believed to be low.