More than 50,000 pirated iTunes Store accounts are sold on the online sales site Taobao for only 200 yuan per account (either in the 23 €). These accounts include credit card numbers to download “without limit” ….
Site managers to sell online Taobao say they have taken the necessary measures of protection to its customers stating that these accounts should not be used morethan 24 hours. Indeed, if large expenditures are directly observed by the rightful owner of the account hacked, it will remove the information from the card accountand iTunes will certainly hang with his bank.
The banking data are contained in the iTunes Store accounts have a billing address in the United States. No information is to explain how hackers were able to obtain data from these accounts iTunes Store.
Steve Jobs boasted in June at the WWDC 2010, the number of 150 million creditscard numbers stored on the servers of iTunes. This is the real boon for hackers totake advantage of these data.
A spokesman for China Apple advises users to be careful how they use theiriTunes Store account and not deliver their data via email or on websites that imitatethe pages of the Apple site. The Cupertino company says, on his side, check allsuspicious transactions and block the iTunes Store accounts immediately suspect.