Poker-Playing IT Exec Busted in Japan for Android-Malware Scam

The president of a Japanese IT firm in Tokyo has been arrested for distributing Android malware that helped net nearly $4 million, according to Symantec.
  • Mobile Security
  • Smartphones
  • Android
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.