Chinese security apps specialist Qihoo caught up in App Store bot farm scandal
The suggestion is this is in some way linked to the ongoing bot farm issue on the App Store.
At least, that's how some parts of the Chinese press are reporting it.
Now, however, Qihoo's apps are back, despite no changes being made to the titles, suggesting Apple is doing a lot of analysis work on unusual App Store trends, but possibly also being a little trigger happy.
"We are very pleased to resolve the issue with Apple and have all of our iOS mobile applications quickly back on the iTunes App Store without any need for modification," commented CEO Hongyi Zhou.
The news comes as fellow Chinese outfit Ourpalm behind games such as Angry Piggy, Pearl Fun and Colorful Bubble has also had its titles pulled from the marketplace.