“Software pirates” are distributing hacked versions of popular apps.
Apps just like the ones on your phone Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft, and more have been hijacked by hackers and released.
The modified versions of these apps allow users to stream music without ads for free, and go-around a game’s rules and fees.
Creating the “pirated apps” violates the rules of Apple’s developer programs and prevents Apple and legitimate app makers from making money.
Apple plans to roll out two-factor authentication to prevent this issue in the future.