Has your iTunes account been hacked ?

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Has your iTunes account been hacked ?
« on: May 30, 2010, 05:00:12 AM »
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Has your iTunes account been hacked ?

MowGreen, BleepingComputer, 27 May 2010

A pair of MVP colleagues posted to a private Security email list that they both had recent experiences with their iTune accounts being either hacked and fraudulent purchases being charged to it or that they had been sent a phish email with a malicious attachment concerning said account. So, I started to do a little poking around the 'net to see how widespread and how long this issue had been occurring.

What I found really opened my eyes.

A search on Google with the term " iTunes account hacked " returned over a million results.
A search on YouTube with the term " iTunes Gift Card Generator " returned over 1,100 results.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/mowgreen/index.php?s=914130cb6e79b77f61182742f4ea9344&showentry=1696

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'Shoddy security’ leaves millions at the mercy of iTunes fraudsters

Apple accused of failing customers after hackers break into accounts ‘with ease

by Lauren Thompson, 14 May 2010

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Any iTunes customers concerned about the security of their account can pay for their transactions using a pre-paid iTunes gift card, available in high street shops, supermarkets or online, instead of a credit or debit card.

To delete your card details from your iTunes account, go to “Account Info”, click “Edit Payment Information” and select “None” from the list of credit card types. This will delete your billing information. Click the “Done” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/article7126884.ece
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Re: Has your iTunes account been hacked ?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 06:15:11 AM »
Microsoft Consumer Security MVP, July 2007-June 2010

"Fight your fights, find the grace in all the things that you can't change and help somebody, if you can." Van Zant

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