50-year-old poker pro Masaaki Kagawa of Tokyo, president of an IT company named Koei Planning and poker pro with over $1.5 million in tournament winnings, has been arrested and charged with running Android malware ring together with another 8 individuals.
According to Symantec Corporation (an American global computer security software corporation), the illegal operation began around September 2012 and ended in April 2013 when authorities raided the company office and confirmed around 150 domains were registered to host the malicious apps during this time span.
Multiple media sources report that the group managed to collect about 37 million e-mail addresses from around 810,000 Android devices. The company used collected e-mail address to lure victims to a fake online dating service called Sakura in the last five months of the spam operation. The site earned them over 390 million yen (approximately 3.9 million USD).