Yesterday Apple finally officially responded to the iTunes scam which we initially reported on July 5th, we are now beginning to hear further details regarding the scam and how Apple plan to avoid this in future.
Firstly Apple have revealed that the scam was the result of one developer, Thuat Nguyen, his apps at one point occupied almost the whole top 50 in the iTunes book sales charts.
The scam itself apparently affected around 400 accounts, however Apple assure us that the developer did not compromise the iTunes servers, also they assure us that Nguyen didn’t receive any confidential information, that said Apple recommend that users change their iTunes password as soon as possible.
The good news is that Apple has now banned Nguyen and all of his apps from the iTunes store, therefore this particular problem should be completely nullified now.
To be honest something good always comes from a bad thing like this happening, to help avoid a similar scam in future Apple have tightened security on App Store purchases, they will do this by asking for your credit card’s CCV number more frequently (the three digit number on the back of your card).
Were you affected by the scam? If so, have Apple helped you sufficiently?
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