Scam Hits iTunes' PayPal Accounts

A scam targeting PayPal-linked accounts has hit iTunes users, according to media reports.

While neither PayPal nor iTunes has discussed the incident, experts told the BBC users are likely being hit in social-engineering scams via email, rather than through direct hacks of iTunes or PayPal.

“I just got hacked for $1,000 worth of software, videos and music,” a victim tweeted.

Statements by other victims have also been posted on other social-networking sites, disclosing the siphoning of thousands of dollars from accounts.

“iTunes is always working to prevent fraud and enhance the password security of all of our users,” iTunes said in a statement to BBC. “But 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/or issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions. We also recommend that you change your iTunes account password immediately.”

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