Apple admits (more or less) the fraud that occurred on the iTunes Store – Macitynet.it
The scam was there, the guilty developer and its apps were banned from the App Store but from Apple no confirmation or denial about the alleged hacker attack that over the weekend would have targeted the iTunes Store and the accounts of numerous users .
Apple had the opportunity to discuss the matter in a concise note released to Engadget: "Developer Thuat Nguyen and its apps have been removed from the App Store for violating the Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase practices. No confidential data is revealed during the download process of an App. " The nod to the confidential ones the first nod to the rumors of hacks according to which the offending programmer would not only have gained in a few hours the first 42 positions out of 50 by offering untranslated digital books purchased using "pirated" accounts, but would have subsequently (it is not known how directly) opened a flaw thanks to which hackers would have purchased expensive applications using credit cards and hacked accounts.
In addition to the mention of "confidential data", Apple seems to mention the event and the concern that prompted a large number of users to change their account to delete credit card data, in the final part of the declaration: "If the your credit card or iTunes password has been stolen and used on iTunes, it is advisable to contact the issuing institution and request the cancellation of the credit card and the issue of a refund for any unauthorized transactions. It is also recommended to change the iTunes account password immediately. For more information on password security best practices visit http://www.apple.com/support/itunes visit ”
In short, no direct admission, some hints in transparency and generic advice. For now, therefore, the situation remains as confused as it was yesterday with persistent rumors of users who would have been stolen even by several hundred euros from someone who used their iTunes account, but without anyone being able to establish a direct supply chain and specifies between the unscrupulous developer and compromised credit cards n between credit card theft and an actual iTunes security hole. In fact, the suspicion of a well-orchestrated phishing operation or, alternatively, of some other hole at different levels with scams that have affected iTunes customers but without the security of iTunes has been breached continues.