Last year, the Apple App Store stopped more than $2 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions. According to one report, the company also rejected nearly 1.7 million apps for not meeting App Store standards for privacy and security. press release Apple.
Apple stressed that fraudulent transactions are blocked thanks to numerous measures to protect users, including the app verification process in the App Store. The company noted the high level of security of its StoreKit and Apple Pay payment solutions – more than 3.9 million stolen credit cards were blocked, and protection mechanisms did not allow repeated transactions from 714,000 accounts.
Nearly 1.7 million apps were rejected for a variety of reasons, including concerns about fraud and privacy breaches. Over 153,000 apps were rejected last year for being spam, fake or misinformation; in almost 29,000 cases hidden or undocumented application characteristics were the reason for rejection; in another 400,000 cases, confidentiality was violated. Nearly 105 million Apple Developer Program applications and 428,000 developer accounts have been removed due to suspected fraud. More than 282 million customer accounts associated with fraudulent or extremist activity have been suspended, and another 198 million fraudulent accounts have been suspended upon creation.
All these indicators were given by Apple on the eve of the WWDC event, where the company will announce iOS 17 – it is expected to receive support from third-party app stores in accordance with the new requirements of European law. The company resisted this measure to the end and justified its position with concerns about the safety of users.