Beijing, April 10: A Chinese man who got a 400,000 yuan ($63,500) bill for his mobile phone charges in one month has won compensation from a shop that installed malware on his phone.
A court in Zhongshan city ruled that the shop should pay 10,000 yuan ($1,587) in compensation and offer a refund, China Daily reported Tuesday.
The man bought the mobile phone in October 2010 for only 490 yuan ($78). A month later, he had to pay 400,000 yuan in self-propelled service charges.
After investigation, he found his mobile phone had been installed with malware – malicious software – that was responsible for creating the high charges.