iTunes Phishing Scams

John Paczkowski:

So these reports of a major security hole in iTunes, one through which people have had their PayPal accounts drained? Not much to them, I’m told. Or, rather, not much to their assertion that Apple (AAPL) is at fault here. There’s no security hole in iTunes and if you’ve been unfortunate enough to have hundreds of dollars in unauthorized purchases charged to your iTunes acount it’s likely because you’ve fallen victim to a phishing scam — a variation on the one that’s been around for years now. Sources close to Apple tell me iTunes has not been compromised and the company isn’t aware of any sudden increase in fraudulent transactions.

I like how TechCrunch’s evidence that iTunes had been “hacked” was to cite a few tweets.

Monday, 23 August 2010