In the incident that took place in January, 5 users who downloaded a fake app from the App Store lost Bitcoin, which had a market value of $ 1.6 million at the time, to scammers.
Five victims of a fake app uploaded to the App Store lost Bitcoin at a market value of approximately $ 1.6 million at the time. The user named Phillipe Christodoulou lost the most money compared to other users with 600 thousand dollars.
Bitcoin fraud through fake application
Fraudsters who made a fake app of Trezor, a company specializing in creating hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies, passed Apple’s checks and made their apps appear on the App Store. Christodoulou and four other people, who had accounts on Trezor, searched the App Store for the name of the platform, and they came up with an application with the same name and the same logo. Users downloaded the app, entered their account information into the app, and became victims of scammers. In the incident that took place in January, users were defrauded by $ 1.6 million at the time.
Christodoulou: “They betrayed my trust in them. Apple doesn’t deserve to get away with it.” said. Apple said the fake Trezor app uses the Trezor logo and colors, but it’s a cryptography app that stores passwords.
Trezor warned its users that they do not have any mobile applications and stated that they should not use fake applications.