Cautionary Tale: iTunes Acct Was Hacked Into Tonight

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Chupa Chupa, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I'd read about, but tonight it happened to me. I have two accts, one I use, and one I set up via Paypal years ago when they were offering 10 or so free songs if you set up an acct w/ Paypal. I forgot about that one.

    So tonight a slew of emails from iTunes come though, for small money, then progressively larger... the last 3 for $999.90. I took swift action and called Paypal then my bank so I won't have any loses. Also my PP only goes to a special low balance savings a/c just for PP. I just want to post this as a cautionary tale. Don't link iTunes to any account that leads to hard cash.
     
  2. iDisk macrumors 6502a

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  3. frankpuccino macrumors newbie

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    Did they buy the most expensive apps on iTunes Store? :p
     
  5. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear this. I changed all my passwords tonight to more complex ones. Thanks for the head's up.
     
  6. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    According to the rec't sent to me:

    Haypi kingdom, ultra package, Seller: Lae Lee 10 @ $99.99

    Apparently this title was used for fraud earlier this summer too: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=407990&page=7

    Anyway I've delinked all my iTunes accounts from any credit cards or other accounts. I guess I'll have to do the same w/ similar online accts. It's not worth the convenience.
     

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