The New York Times just reported on hundreds of fake retail apps that recently appeared in Apple’s App Store – just in time for holiday shopping.
Vindu Goel writes that the fraudsters “have masqueraded as retail chains like Dollar Tree and Foot Locker, big department stores like Dillard’s and Nordstrom, online product bazaars like Zappos.com and Polyvore, and luxury-goods makers like Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo.”
A number of app developers are cited in the article. “We’re seeing a barrage of fake apps” says one, noting that it was the first time they had seen so many counterfeit iPhone apps emerge in such a short period of time. […]