Apple Almost Confirms iTunes Fraud, Says Only Few Users Affected

July 7, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple has issued a public statement regarding the recent iTunes apps store and accounts fraud, almost confirming the incident and has said that only around 400 among the 150 million iTunes users were actually affected by the incident of fraud.

Though Apple’s statement does not make an outright acceptance of a fraud being committed in its apps store, the company has advised iTunes users to check with their credit card companies and banks and cancel the card in case of any recent suspicious activity.

The Cupertino-based company has also mentioned it in its statement that it has banned the developer known as That Nguyen, for violating the clauses of the Developer Program License Agreement. The book apps created by the developer inexplicably reached high positions in the top seller list while the accounts of certain iTunes users were being billed for it.

Apple has clarified that app developers do not receive any confidential data regarding iTunes customers whenever an app is downloaded. However, users of iTunes software have been advised by the company to change the password for their account. iTunes users will also, in the future, be asked to enter the three-digit CCV security code, present behind the credit card, more often while making a purchase from the apps store.

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