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iTunes Accounts, App Store Hacked, People Robbed


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#1 Papakid

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:47 AM

On Sunday we reported details of how one specific app developer had managed to hack iTunes users accounts and use them to purchase his own apps making it to the top of the iTunes charts.

As the story has developed, the problem has grown far more serious than initially thought not just that one particular developer and his apps - the Apple App store is filled with App Farms being used to steal.


iTunes users have reported anywhere between $100-$1400 spent using their accounts.

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/07/04/appstore-hack-itunes/

Please be aware of this and check your accounts. Read the entire article and if any unauthorized activity is found regarding your account, contact your bank/credit card company. Also change your password, whether you have been hacked or not--especially if you have a weak password--and take the other actions recommended in the article.

Other links:
Original report from TNW Apple
Thread at MacRumors: Forums
CNET News
From Blackweb

Edit: Changed URL of Thread at MacRumors: Forums so that more recent posts will show.

Edited by Papakid, 05 July 2010 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

Reading one of those forum links posted above, it appears as though this has been a problem since AT LEAST 2008.

From what I've read, it would be wise to remove all Credit Card and Debit Card information from iTUNES.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:24 AM

Not only can they take from your iTUNES account, there is a good chance they can also use the gathered information to start a completely new line of credit and you won't know it until you get the billing statement in the mail.




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