Hackers or tech scammers are exploiting an alleged iTunes security flaw to steal thousands of dollars from users’ accounts.
BBC News reported that number of iTunes users have fallen victim to a global scam that has left users looking for answers to unauthorized, fraudulent charges linked to their PayPal accounts.
PayPal, owned by eBay, has acknowledged the fraudulent charges and started reimbursing the victims. However, the company claimed that the flaw is “happening on the iTunes side.”
Apple said that they are aware of the flaw and they are currently working on a permanent fix.
Apple spokesperson told San Jose Mercury News about the company’s new security measures to combat the flaw:
“Among other new security measures iTunes now requires more frequent re-entry of a customer’s credit card security code. But if your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes, we recommend that you contact your financial institution and enquire about cancelling the card and issuing a charge-back for any unauthorized transactions”, the spokesperson added.