Fake Gambling Apps Point To New Restrictions

Hundreds of so-called chameleon apps, which hide their true nature as gambling products, have been found on Apple and Google’s international stores, seemingly reinforcing the case for Apple’s looming restrictions.

Trend Micro, an IT security company, reported the chameleon apps to Google and Apple, which have since removed “hundreds” of them.

“While the apps’ descriptions varied, they share the same suspicious behaviour: They could transform into gambling apps that may get banned for violating local government regulations and app store policies,” said Trend Micro.

Many of the removed apps ranked in the top 100 most popular in Apple’s Chinese marketplace, said the firm.

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