Apple iTunes Hacked: Accounts Reportedly Compromised

With Apple being one of the biggest selling technology companies of the present day, it has unfortunately seen a number of Apple Ids being hacked into this week. In turn, this has enabled iTune users to have their accounts compromised and hundreds of dollars worth of apps purchased.

According to Pete Cashmore at Mashable, Apple are looking into a report by blogger Alex Brie. The report talks about 40 of the top 50 iPhone apps in the Books category, as being created by a Vietnamese developer “Thuat Nguyen”. Alex Brie then goes on to talk about a number of Vietnamese book apps doing suspiciously well in the apps rankings, thus highlighting the possible hack of the App Store rankings.

The Next Web show picked up on complaints made on Twitter and a MacRumors forum. For instance, on the MacRumors forum, comments have been left by users suggesting that they have had suspicious activity on their credit cards from transactions on the iTunes store app. Apple are looking into this, and are hoping that they are just isolated cases and not more of a widespread problem. For now, users of iTunes have been advised to check their iTunes account for unusual transactions.

Are you a user of iTunes, have you experienced any problems with your account? To read more about this, check out Mashable