iTunes users being charged for unauthorized actions since Nov 2010. iTunes Hacked?

The Global Mail reported that hackers may have infiltrated iTunes accounts and recently a Support community thread titled “iTunes store account hacked” has surfaced which has 73 pages of 1080 replies of users who are reporting mysterious charges on their accounts. Most people are reporting it to be a third-party purchase made from PayPal accounts, credit cards and gift cards linked to their iTunes accounts.

iTunes icon (Source: ShinyShiny.tv)

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 — crimsonfox62I 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 this issue and is yet to make an official statement. 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.

via:  The Global Mail

Source: The Huffington Post 

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