The Metropolitan Police Department said about 90,000 people's smartphones were infected with a virus lurking in applications they downloaded.
According to the MPD, this is the first case established to deal with such a large information theft in Japan.
Investigative sources said a man who runs an IT-related company allegedly created video applications for Android smartphones containing a virus that extracts personal information stored on the phone. In collusion with a woman who is the former president of another Tokyo-based IT-related firm, the man released the apps on Google Inc.'s official store for free in late March.
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