Check your iTunes account, it could have been sold in China
According to The Register, many of the accounts on offer "recommend buyers use the accounts in the 12 hours immediately after the sale" and "contain disclaimers from Taobao stating that the website isn't responsible for the items sold and can't vouch for their authenticity."
The website may be responsible for problems of two avid Bitterwallet readers, Mark and Jo, who contacted us on Friday. Both were attempting to download apps from the iTunes Store, and both found their password had been reset. They have since reset their passwords again and unlinked the credit cards associated with their accounts.
There are no details of how the accounts were hacked, so there may be another explanation for Mark and Jo's troubles. Meanwhile the Global Times, which originally reported the story says:
Xu Yuanzhi, a Chongqing-based IT expert who has been following the case, told the Global Times that hackers either directly hack iTunes accounts owned by foreign users or steal the details of overseas credit cards, which are then used to register several iTunes accounts for purchases.
If you do spot any unusual activity on your account, reset your password and check your credit card statements immediately.
TOPICS: World News