p2pnet view Music:- Pssst. Wanna buy an iTunes account cheap?
No problem if you’re in China.
“About 50,000 illegal accounts are being sold at taobao.com, China’s largest online store, at prices ranging from 1 yuan to 200 yuan”, says Global Times.
“For merely 200 yuan ($30) a pop, an Internet user in China can purchase up to $200 worth of digital products at Apple Inc’s vast music, movie and applications vault”, says the story, going on >>>
Far from being a benevolent offer by the fruit-favoring giant, this offer is the result of the theft of iTunes user account details stollen by hackers who then auctioned them online.
The Global Times discovered Wednesday that about 50,000 illegal accounts are being sold at taobao.com, China’s largest online store, at prices ranging from 1 yuan to 200 yuan.
Potential buyers are promised access to music and movies through iTunes amounting to seven times more than the amount paid.
The only restriction is that all downloads should be made within 24 hours of the transaction being completed at Taobao.
“Of course these accounts are hacked, otherwise how could they be so cheap?” – a customer service rep at one of the online stores admitted to Global Times.
“He assured that the hacked accounts were safe to use due to the legitimate holders being located abroad, but he warned that the accounts needed to be used as quickly as possible”, it says, adding:
“He refused to comment on the methods used to obtain the accounts.”
Now you know.
Global Times – Hacked iTunes accounts sold online, January 6, 2011
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