A rogue incarnation of well-liked altcoin pockets Myetherwallet has lastly disappeared from Apple’s App Store after gaining vital recognition.
Having risen to amount three throughout the market’s finance app class, Apple moderators lastly eradicated the spurious MEW from sight.
Despite MEW itself not having an app and its desktop implementation being free to utilize, the faux charged $4.99 to acquire.
Developers sounded the alarm on social media Dec. 10, nonetheless it was not until better than a day later that Apple responded.
This is NOT US. We have file tales and emailed and reported. Would acknowledge the communities assist in getting these scamtards out of our lives.
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— MyEtherWallet.com (@myetherwallet) December 10, 2017
The false MyEtherWallet app has been away from the iOS retailer. Finally.
Thank you a TON to all people who signal boosted this for us, along with @verge and @TechCrunch.
You’re all the simplest. 🙏 😻
— MyEtherWallet.com (@myetherwallet) December 11, 2017
Prior to its eradicating, TechCrunch notes, spherical 3000 of us had paid and downloaded the app, netting alleged creator Nam Le spherical $15,000 in revenue.
The episode marks a further working instance of how troublesome it is to protect entry-level clients from threats frequent throughout the cryptocurrency space.
The huge influx of novice Bitcoin and altcoin merchants affords numerous options to additional expert hackers making an attempt to defraud them of their newly-acquired money and even the fiat used to pay for them.