May 29, 2024
Crypto Scammers Infiltrate Apple's App Store with Rabby Wallet Clones
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Crypto Scammers Infiltrate Apple’s App Store with Rabby Wallet Clones

Cryptocurrency users are being urged to exercise caution as a malicious clone of the popular cryptocurrency wallet Rabby Wallet has been detected on Apple’s App Store. Scammers, adopting deceptive tactics, are attempting to dupe unsuspecting victims by posing as legitimate service providers.

In a recent post from the official Rabby Wallet account, the team warns users that a fake mobile application has resurfaced, emphasizing that there is currently no official mobile app for Rabby Wallet. At present, Rabby Wallet is exclusively available as a Google Chrome extension and a standalone application for desktop devices, as stated on the project’s official website.

The counterfeit application is attributed to a developer named “Dinh Thi Phuonh Dung,” a persona with no prior applications published on the App Store. The suspicious nature of the clone is further underscored by the developer’s privacy policy, which directs users to “freeprivacypolicy[dot]com,” raising questions about how the application managed to slip through Apple’s moderation process.

As of the latest update, a search for “Rabby Wallet” on the App Store places the fake application in a prominent position, casting doubt on the effectiveness of Apple’s vetting procedures.

Rabby Wallet, developed by DeBank, is a multi-chain wallet supporting over 120 chains, including popular ones like Arbitrum and Base.

This incident reflects a concerning trend in the cryptocurrency space, where scammers are adapting their tactics to exploit the trust associated with platforms like Google Play and the Apple App Store. The shift from previous strategies involving malicious ads, social engineering, and counterfeit websites to cloning legitimate apps on reputable platforms raises new challenges for user security.

Cybersecurity firm Sophos notes that scammers are extending their reach beyond app platforms, targeting social media accounts on platforms like Facebook and Tinder. There, they attempt to convince individuals to download fraudulent applications, promising high returns—a tactic known as “pig butchering.”

As the crypto community navigates this evolving landscape of threats, users are advised to verify the authenticity of applications and rely on official channels for downloads to avoid falling victim to these sophisticated scams.

Image: Deviantart

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