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Update: Apple Vaguely Confirms Fraud on iTunes

Written on July 07, 2010 by Adam Eve

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After receiving much complaints from the users and developers, Apple finally gave its statement about the hacked iTunes account and downsliding ranks of the app developers. However, the damage report was not directly addressed.

After the reports on hacked user accounts on iTunes and the down sliding ranks of some app developer, finally gave its response about the hocus-pocus that happened over the weekend. According to the folks in Cupertino, the developer in question – – has been kicked out of the App Store altogether. Though not explicitly said that the fraudulent activity occurred, still advices that you should check your account and terminate your card once you find out that your info was stolen. Here’s a message from Inc.:

“The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer , including

Developers do not receive any iTunes confidential customer data when an app is downloaded.

If your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution and inquire about canceling the card and issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions. We also recommend that you change your iTunes account password immediately. For more information on best practices for password security visit http://www.apple.com/support/itunes.”

According to an update from Engadget‘s Clayton Morris, the damage report is fairly low with its 400 iTunes user account hacked versus the 150 million that Apple serves daily. The company placed new security measures and iTunes will ask for the verification code on the back of your credit card “a little more often” from this very moment.

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