Here’s the story so far.
On Monday, TechCrunch reported that there appeared to be a “major security hole” in iTunes accounts which were linked to PayPal. Affected users began to report that somehow unauthorised charges had appeared on their PayPal accounts associated with iTunes purchases – with some reporting they had found themselves out of pocket to the tune of $1000.
Some resorted to posting on Facebook about the theft from their PayPal account:
and on Apple’s online support forum:
Initially there was much speculation that either iTunes or PayPal had suffered a security breach. PayPal declined to comment, beyond saying that they were reimbursing unauthorised charges and advising victims to contact Apple if they had further questions.
Apple, for their part, shed no…
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