Fake Bitcoin wallet apps discovered on Apple iTunes app store

posted over 7 years ago
A number of fake Bitcoin wallet mobile apps have been added to the iTunes App Store run by Apple, Inc. very recently, according to a representative from Breadwallet LLC who posted on Reddit. The fake wallets use the same, or very similar, names to existing official mobile wallet apps, but presumably open the user to having their accounts compromised and coins stolen.

In the words of breadwallet_dan on Reddit, here’s a list of the offending apps:

1. GreenAddress – Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenaddress-bitcoin-wallet/id1139753685?mt=8
2. Simple Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-bitcoin-wallet/id1138700421?mt=8
3. Simple Bitcoin Wallet ™ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-bitcoin-wallet/id1140433170?mt=8
4. GreenBits Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenbits-bitcoin-wallet/id1138675915?mt=8
5. Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoin-wallet/id1137555856?mt=8
6. Bitcoin Armory Wallet – bitcoin offline wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoin-armory-wallet-bitcoin/id1139569125?mt=8
7. Blockchain – Offline Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blockchain-offline-bitcoin/id1140411956?mt=8
8. BitcoinCore – Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoincore-bitcoin-wallet/id1140170409?mt=8

Do not download any of these apps, the links above are just for reference. Hopefully as Apple begins to purge these fake apps these links will each stop working. In the meantime, Bitcoin wallet users should use links provided on the official websites for the wallet they want to use instead of going through iTunes (or Google Play). This way a user can be sure that the wallet app they are looking at is the official one intended to be downloaded and used by the developer of that app.
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