Google removed applications affected by malware from the Play Store, but not before it was downloaded about 560,000 times.
The 13 Android apps included simulations for driving cars and trucks and were all listed by an investor, Louise Pinto.
NDTV Gadgets reports that applications that appear as games did not have noticeable functionality and crashed when they started.
Applications hiding on a mobile phone after installing an additional APK, and then were able to install malware.
To make things worse, two of the applications went to the Play Store.