- Apple faces a complaint sent to the federal court of Maryland.
- Plaintiff claims that Apple allowed “phishing” through Toast Plus, a crypto wallet.
- For now, Apple is yet to release their statement on the matter.
In a filing sent to the federal court in Maryland, plaintiffs argue that Apple participated or allowed “hacking and breach of financial account information and actual theft of personal financial assets.” According to the filing, Apple did this by “authorizing a malicious application in the App store”, in the name of Toast Plus.
In detail, Plaintiff Hadonna Diep claims that Apple allowed “phishing” from an application disguised as a crypto wallet, Toast Plus. Diep and XRP holders might have thought that it was a version of Toast Wallet because it used the same names and logo.
However, Toast Wallet already closed down last year, 2020.
Toast Wallet has been removed from App Stores in protest at the abysmal treatment of community developers by Ripple. Existing Toast installs will continue to work and funds are safe. We await a clear and transparent community developer support programme from xPring.
— Toast Wallet (@ToastWallet) June 18, 2020
Here, Diep argues that Apple is liable for this. Diep said Apple failed to examine the application that was distributed to its online store. More so, Diep is not alone in this circumstance. Seemingly, this is a recurring problem. Many users listed similar complaints as well.
Furthermore, the filing says,
[Apple Store] is entitled to statutory damages of the greater of $10,000 or $100 per day for each day of violation, actual and punitive damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and Defendant’s profits obtained from the above-described violations.
At the time of writing, Apple still has not released an official statement on this matter.