iTunes accounts phished by app developer
Got Apple? Use iTunes? Better take a moment to change your password, then. Although there have been instances of accounts been phished or hacked in the past, this time it's different because it appears to be an app developer behind it.
Last night the news broke that the Vietamese developer had acquired details of a number of iTunes accounts, and was using them to buy his own apps. Other app developers became suspicious when they noticed some 40 out of 50 apps in the books category were by the same person, a "Thuat Nguyen" - despite none of them having any reviews or ratings.
Apple has now removed the apps and is investigating, but The Next Web goes further, claiming this activity is only the tip of the iceberg and that iTunes is home to several "app farms" - groups of apps developed by the same individual or company, and used to scam money from unsuspecting consumers.
For now, until the latest phishing attack is investigated and Apple learn how account details were acquired, it may be worth taking a couple of minutes to change your iTunes password, and then checking your purchase history to see whether you've been a victim.