Apple users reporting their iTunes accounts have been hacked and they are on the hook for up to hundreds of dollars of gift cards and in-app purchases.
"I was hacked today for almost $50 in Apple gift card money. First someone gained access to my account and 'downloaded' the free Kingdom Conquest app at 2:45 a.m. when I was asleep, and then bought almost $50 worth of In App Purchases from SEGA Corporation. SEGA says I should complain to Apple and ask for a refund. Apple says it's not responsible for In App purchases," said one Apple user according to the Global Mail.
"Apple takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction," Apple said in a statement. "Apple online services such as the Apple Online Store and iTunes Store use Secure Sockets Layer encryption on all Web pages where personal information is collected."