App Store blocked 1.6 million ‘risky’ and ‘untrusted’ apps from deceiving users, says Apple

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The App Store will prevent 1.6 million risky and untrustworthy apps from deceiving users in 2021, according to New fraud analysis data shared by Apple today, Apple says the App Store closed “about $1.5 billion in fraudulent transactions” during the year.

App Store Fraud Prevention
Apple rejected more than 34,000 apps and more than 157,000 apps that were spam or knockoff apps for hidden features. 343,000 apps were rejected for various privacy violations. Over 800,000 fraudulent developer accounts were terminated.

More than 170 million fraudulent customer accounts were deactivated and 118 million fraudulent account creation attempts were rejected. 155,000 nefarious apps that attempted to bypass the app review process by changing functionality or concept after approval were rejected or removed from the ‘App Store’. Apple blocked 63,500 illegitimate apps on pirate storefronts and illegally distributed more than 3.3 million apps through the Enterprise Developer Program.

Apple says the App Review team helped more than 107,000 developers get their apps on the App Store in 2021, and that 835,000 new problematic apps and 805,000 app updates were dismissed or removed from the App Store for issues like mistakes was.

In terms of ratings and review fraud, Apple detected and blocked over 94 million reviews and over 170 million ratings for failing to meet moderation standards. An additional 610,000 reviews were removed after publication due to customer submission and human evaluation.

Apple blocked more than 3.3 million stolen credit and debit cards from making potentially fraudulent purchases, and 600,000 accounts were banned from further transactions on the App Store.

Apple says it plans to continue working to detect fraudulent accounts and activity and prevent financial crime by making the App Store “a safe and secure way for users to find and download apps.” Trusted place”.

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