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Hackers steal from thousands of stolen iTunes accounts

Posted on Monday, July 05 2010 @ 22:30:19 CEST by

Besides YouTube, Apple's iTunes service also got hit by attackers over the holiday weekend . DailyTech reports hackers used hundreds, if not thousands, of stolen iTunes accounts to pump fraudulent applications into the top sales ranks.
Some users report lesser sums -- around $150. Others report losing around $600. One user even reports, "Unlike what others have reported, we were taken for over $1400.00 on what looks like in-game credits for some game called World War at $160 a transaction and some music. Again, Apple did nothing to help but give the password reset advice and removing of the credit card info."

Some users report getting a couple of small purchases, then being hit with a single extortionate purchase for a $90 or more app.

Apple is reportedly having a mixed track record when it comes to the problems. One iTunes user, redguitarfreak, posts on Twitter, "someone hacked my iTunes account info and downloaded about 120 bucks worth of apps. Got it all back though!"

Another Twitter user, YourNYDreamHome, reports a less fortunate experience, stating, "I'm ready to shoot someone at iTunes. Someone hacked by account and spent 100s of $s and they won't let me talk to a REAL PERSON. Augh!!"



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