This is BX @ Boxden.com


iTunes Hack: Users Report Unauthorized Charges On Accounts


 iTunes Hack: Users Report Unauthorized Charges On Accounts
topic by illmaculate - 02-11-2012, 02:23 AM - Boxden > BX Tech


The Global Mail recently took an in-depth look at allegations that hackers may have infiltrated iTunes accounts. According to that investigation, there's something fishy going on at iTunes.

An Apple Support Communities thread titled "iTunes store account hacked", which currently includes 73 pages of more than 1,080 replies, details users' complaints about mysterious charges stretching all the way back to November 2010. Many of these comments are from users reporting what appear to be third-party purchases made from PayPal accounts, credit cards and gift cards linked to their iTunes accounts, as well as unexplained changes in their account information.

Here are two examples of complaints on the "iTunes store account hacked" thread:

"I've been hacked twice in the last couple of days. Amount deducted from my gift card credit. Apple told me it must have been an in-app I downloaded by accident. Rubbish!!!! Not impresseed -- crimsonfox62
I was just hacked too... My account is linked to my PayPal that's linked to my checking and they literally stole all of my money in my checking account. Already sent in the support ticket, not very happy at this point. -- elitez28"


According to The Global Mail Apple has yet to acknowledge or even comment on whether iTunes accounts may have been compromised, even though users have been reporting discrepancies for over a year. When The Global Mail contacted Apple, the company responded with a generic reply about security but did not address the specific concerns that had been raised.

The statement read:

Apple takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Apple online services such as the Apple Online Store and iTunes Store use Secure Sockets Layer encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected.
Although many of the people who have claimed they were hacked report similar experiences -- such as the types of apps purchased with the stolen funds, and similar changes to account information --The Global Mail speculates that there is just enough variation among the individual hacks to allow Apple to a$sert that they are not linked.

According to comments on Support Communities thread, the amount of money stolen has ranged from a few cents to $500. Some users also report that Apple refunded the charges.

Apple Insider speculates that the iTunes gift card algorithm may have been compromised and compares this problem to an earlier attack on iTunes. "In 2009, iTunes gift vouchers surfaced on Chinese websites for pennies on the dollar after hackers allegedly discovered a way to generate codes," writes Apple Insider.

In 2011, 50,000 iTunes accounts were reportedly hacked and sold through a Chinese auction site. Chinese newspaper The Global Times purchased one such account for about $5 and found that it was linked to someone's credit card in the United States.
iTunes Hack: Users Report Unauthorized Charges On Accounts


share this topic »   Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

5 comments for "iTunes Hack: Users Report Unauthorized Charges On Accounts"


 02-11-2012, 03:41 PMaway - #2
JetsFool 3 heat pts

  d 
space
$3,084 | 10883717

these niccas are !!ed
 02-11-2012, 04:42 PMaway - #3
kkkid 111 heat pts111

  d 
space
$3,363 | POWERFUL
It's all good.
 02-11-2012, 06:23 PMaway - #4
TEK2yuhDOME 1 heat pts

  d 
space
$829 | 2085436
Apple can suck a !!.
 02-11-2012, 06:34 PMaway - #5
Jack.Nappier 18 heat pts18

  d 
space
$1,849 | 12230342
damn thats y i dont buy !! from itunes
 02-11-2012, 08:08 PMaway - #6
Jesszman 2105 heat pts2105

  d 
space
$28,339 | POWERFUL
PTC what happened?
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX Tech
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
MLB Breaking: Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Gets Caught for..
59 comments
NBA One Year Ago Today Carmelo Scored 37 Points... (video)
56 comments
NBA James Harden's Last 3 Series
61 comments
 NBA Did The Rocket Trade Kevin Martin For A Younger... Kev...
New reply 9 seconds ago - 81 comments - by TRILL SH1T
 NBA 4x Nba Champion, 3x Finals Mvp, 2x Mvp And A 14x Nba A...
New reply 14 minutes ago - 119 comments - by DominationCM
 NBA Nba-who Is The Most Overrated All Time Great?
New reply 2 minutes ago - 338 comments - by JordanWest86
 NBA Lebron James Gets Throat Chopped :dead: (video)
New reply 15 minutes ago - 81 comments - by italiansteve
  Worst Movie Endings
New reply 12 minutes ago - 129 comments - by tre0624
 NFL Merril Hoge: Jadeveon Clowney Is An 'atrocious' Footba...
New reply 15 minutes ago - 67 comments - by all3rd
 NFL Russell Wilson And Wife Divorce
New reply 12 minutes ago - 98 comments - by SeattleWon
  If They Rebooted "white Men Can't Jump"
New reply 33 minutes ago - 89 comments - by -ThE~DoN~LoN-

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,711 fans of BX | none new today 4,651 following and 3 new today

hot topic blog   »    hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

© Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.