Chinese developer Myournet has seen all 21 of its apps removed from Android Market, after claims that they included malware.
Google has removed 21 apps from Android Market, after they were identified by the Android Police blog as containing potentially nasty root exploits.
All the apps were the work of a single Chinese developer, Myournet, and had been downloaded tens of thousands of times before being pulled from the store.
Here's the science bit, as Jennifer Aniston would say: the apps appear to use a root exploit, before sucking up data on the handset, its location and the user. The apps were also able to download more code without the user knowing.
Android Police says Google removed the apps within five minutes of being contacted by the blog. "This is the ultimate Android Trojan to date, and it’s already been downloaded over 50,000 times," explains the article.
At this stage, there is no proof of actual harm being done to Android users who installed the apps, but Google has yet to provide an official statement to reassure them. Many of the apps appear to have been named in an effort to attract users' attention - for example, Super Guitar Solo, Hot Sexy Videos and, er, Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls.