In its fight against cybercrime, Apple was able to protect its mobile users from fraudulent operations worth more than 1.5 billion dollars last year. During 2020 it left out of the App Store about 1 million applications dangerous.

This has been communicated by the North American company, which is implementing new more mechanisms to address the issues that threaten your user and developer communities.

There are applications that did not pass the filter because they were unfinished. Others were not working properly. And some lacked mechanisms to moderate the content generated. These, among other reasons, were enough to delete applications.

A group of some 48,000 applications were rejected for having hidden features or undocumented. Some 150,000 spammers, copied to other applications and manipulated users into making purchases . Apple also took action against 95,000 applications that changed operation after evaluation to perform prohibited actions, such as gambling with money, abusive loans, pornography, buying drugs or rewards for retransmission of illegal content.

Lack of privacy is also punished. During 2020, Apple rejected more than 215,000 for requesting more information than necessary or handling the data inappropriately .

On the other hand, it eliminated 250 million ratings and reviews for breaking the moderation rules. It closed 470,000 developer accounts for fraudulent purposes and rejected the enrollment of another 205,000. It also terminated 244 million user accounts for abusive activity and rejected 424 million attempts to create suspicious accounts.