iTunes Hacked, Fraud? Apple Vaguely Admits Such Claims

We reported and warned you last Sunday that both iTunes and AppStore were hacked. Engadget posted today Apple’s official statement regarding the issue and guarantees the issue has been fixed, somewhat:

“The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns.

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.”

The last paragraph was pretty much what we told you to do to protect yourself from the attack. TheNextWeb has since found yet another report of an attack. Hopefully, this is the last of it.

Did any of our readers get attacked? If so, I hope you resolve this with either iTunes, your banks or both.

As for Apple, it seems they need to be more upfront about their issues lately. Their customers will only take this vagueness on  their issues for so long. For a company who had such good customer service feedback, I was expecting more.

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  • Stephen S.

    Oh come on, people seriously need to stop freaking out about this.
    iTunes wasn’t hacked.
    Stupid people gave out their passwords or credit card information.
    This is such a small issue, I don’t see why everyone is screaming about it.
    And the last paragraph is what people should ‘always’ be aware of.

    Seriously, the moral is “Don’t be an idiot. Pay attention to where you’re putting your password. And stay away from shady people.”

  • Stephen S.

    Oh come on, people seriously need to stop freaking out about this.
    iTunes wasn’t hacked.
    Stupid people gave out their passwords or credit card information.
    This is such a small issue, I don’t see why everyone is screaming about it.
    And the last paragraph is what people should ‘always’ be aware of.

    Seriously, the moral is “Don’t be an idiot. Pay attention to where you’re putting your password. And stay away from shady people.”

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