p2pnet view Crime:- An unknown number of Apple iTunes accounts linked to PayPal have been emptied in an email con.
“My iTunes account just got hacked and someone made about $700 worth of purchases”, the BBC has a Fa$ebook user declaring, going on:
“I contacted Paypal and they said Apple has gotten so many attacks since June, they can barely keep up with reporting them all.”
Apple “would not comment but said that they had recently implemented new security measures”, says the story.
“PayPal nor Apple would talk about the scale of the problem or how many people or accounts had been hacked”, it says.
Security experts “warn people not to hand over their details if they have any reason to be suspicious of a website”, says the BBC, going on, “They also point out that legitimate companies will not send e-mails asking for personal account information.”
Gartner analyst Mike McGuire is quoted as saying if Apple doesn’t “aggressively sort this out, it can undo a lot of brand building and trust as they become this transaction hub for 150 million people’s credit cards at last count.”
PayPal said that any unauthorised charges will be reimbursed, the story adds.
… and identi.ca
BBC – Web scam hits iTunes and Paypal, August 24, 2010
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