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July 9, 2010, 3:05 am — By

Remember the iTunes system fraud we reported a couple of days ago? It involved a developer of book apps, who managed to reach the top 50 positions in the App Store with 42 of his applications, which is pretty much a bogus climb. The find was made by developer Alex Brie. Now, Apple took action and removed developer Thuat...

July 5, 2010, 1:40 pm — By

Developer and blogger Alex Brie continues investigating the story we detailed here, concerning the strange evolution of some Vietnamese book apps in the App Store. This time, he provides a screenshot taken with the aid of a web app focused on iPhone developers, AppAnnie. It indexes daily all the apps on the Store and the...

July 4, 2010, 9:39 pm — By

Blogger Alex Brie recently reported on his website that 40 out of the 50 top iPhone apps in the Books category were created by Vietnamese developer “Thuat Nguyen”. This looks rather suspicious and a hack of the App Store rankings is suspected, as well as some Apple accounts being hacked. Twitter complaints...