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iPhone game for kids secretly turns into casino

App developer Kosta Eleftheriou has found that an iPhone app posed as a children’s game secretly turned into a cryptocurrency-funded casino in Turkey. The game called Jungle Run, now apparently pulled by Apple, for kids aged 4 and up, but, if you use a VPN or access the app using an IP from Turkey, it unlocks an online casino, reports UberGizmo. Earlier in 2021, Eleftheriou pointed out the number of scam apps on the App Store affecting his business. His claims indicated that scam apps could steal his ideas and promote themselves using his screenshots and videos. After allegedly running into roadblocks during development that let the competition get ahead, he is now suing Apple for damages, the report said. He has since used his Twitter account to highlight other scam apps that made it into the App Store.

Source: Economic Times

 

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