Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hacked iTunes Accounts Resulting In Robberies

*Updated 2012-02-09 4:22 pm*

This issue in the UK came to my attention today. I wanted to make sure all iTunes users were aware of it. The depth and details of this hacking problem have not yet been revealed. It is useful that everyone with iTunes accounts read about this problem and consider whether they may be affected. Apple consider the problem to be limited to isolated incidents and has responded by stating:

“Apple takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse.”

Below is a link to a source article about this problem provided by

I've been reading other, possibly exaggerated accounts of this situation. One such account is the original article at the website The Global Mail. (Please note that this website is poorly formatted for many users, uses incorrect security terminology, and that the article may have been sensationalized. It does however offer some useful data).

If you would like direct information about the problem, there is lengthy related thread at Apple's Support Communities board entitled "iTunes store account hacked".

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