Apple Hit With Privacy Lawsuit Over Spoofed Cryptocurrency App

Sept. 17, 2021, 5:00 PM

Apple Inc. allegedly violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and other technology laws by hosting a fraudulent cryptocurrency application on its App Store, according to a proposed class action in a Maryland federal court.

Apple also violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Maryland’s Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act, plaintiff Hadona Diep alleged in the complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Diep, a cybersecurity and information technology professional based in Maryland, argued that Apple hosted a fraudulent mobile application that had a similar name and a similar or identical logo to its ...

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