Apple responds to iTunes fraud

Over the weekend many users found that their iTunes accounts had been used to purchase items without their knowledge. The items that were purchased were from a developer named Thuat Nguyen and were books published by him.

Apple told Engadget that they removed him from the Apple Store and that users should check thier accounts for fraudulent activity:

The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns.

Developers do not receive any iTunes confidential customer data when an app is downloaded.

If your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution and inquire about canceling the card and issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions. We also recommend that you change your iTunes account password immediately. For more information on best practices for password security visit – Apple via Engadget

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