- Apple users have lost over $1.6 million in Bitcoin.
- This occurred via a crypto phishing attack of a fake version of Trezor wallet that customers downloaded on Apple Store.
Apple customers have lost more than $1.6 million in Bitcoin to hackers. The victims lost their BTC in a crypto phishing attack. Notably, the hackers used a fake Trezor wallet via the company’s App Store.
Based on a report, one victim, Phillipe Christodoulou, wanted to know his bitcoin balance a couple of days ago. To check the Bitcoin balance, Christodoulou downloaded a Trezor wallet on Apple Store. However, he did not notice that it was not the original Trezor wallet.
As a result, soon after Christodoulou entered his wallet credentials in the app, he lost his 17.1 BTC. This made him realize that the app he downloaded was fake.
At the time of writing, Christodoulou is more annoyed with Apple than the hackers. According to Christodoulou, at launch, Apple pushed App Store as a safer and more secure way to download apps.
As per Christodoulou, he is very disappointed with Apple and has lost his love for the company. He again said that “They betrayed the trust that I had in them. Apple doesn’t deserve to get away with this.”
About the Bitcoin scam, Apple Spokesperson Fred Sainz said,
In the limited instances when criminals defraud our users, we take swift action against these actors as well as to prevent similar violations in the future.
Not only Christodoulou, but Coinfirm also claims that they have received about 7,000 queries concerning stolen digital assets.
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