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Numerous users have reported their iTunes accounts were hacked, blaming a Sega app called Kingdom Conquest for removing funds, and some users had never downloaded the game. Other apps were blamed for draining accounts too.
Betanews revealed this news a week ago, and dozens of iTunes users reported their account issues. The same problem has been existent since late 2010, but the number of complains has increased significantly since last May.
Some of the victims had their credit card and payment information removed from their account, indicating Apple’s awareness of the attacks and its active efforts in protecting the users.
Apple has not responded to Betanews in confirming the issue, despite numerous reports indicating a widespread hack into iTunes. Apple’s silence leaves users to speculate on the severity of the issue. On the other hand, Sega has confirmed its ongoing investigation. We are currently investigating this claim as well as some others, but since we have no access to any customer’s iTunes account information or transaction histories we highly recommend contacting Apple directly, the company said in its online forum.
Users are reporting their problems in posts on Apple’s Support Communities website. The thread is titled iTunes store account hacked. Some posts are shown below:
This happened to me today. I woke up to several emails telling me about payments from my PayPal account. Upon investigation, I found that a free app called Kingdom Conquest had been purchased (quotes because it was a free app) and subsequently several purchases of credits/coins/whatever were made through my iTunes account. They dinged me for about $100 from PayPal and wiped out my iTunes balance as well.Device synchronization iTunes 2 was the first version of the software to be able to sync with an iPod. iTunes can automatically synchronize its music and video library with an iPod or iPhone every time it is connected. New songs and playlists are automatically copied to the iPod, and songs and playlists that have been deleted from the library on the host computer are also deleted from the iPod. Ratings awarded to songs on the iPod will sync back to the iTunes library and audiobooks will also remember the current playback position.
Automatic synchronization can be turned off in favor of manually copying individual songs or complete playlists. iTunes supports copying music to an iPod; however, only music and videos purchased from the iTunes Store can be transferred from the iPod back to iTunes. This functionality was added after third – party software was written which allowed users to copy all content back to their computer. It is also possible to copy from the iPod using ordinary Unix command line tools, or by enabling hidden file viewing in Windows Explorer, then copying music from the iPod drive to a local disk for backup. Doing this can be confusing because the files are arranged in such a way that their folders and (depending on iPod and iTunes versions) file names are seemingly picked at random as they are put on the iPod. It is worth noting, however, that the files (along with their embedded title and artist information) remain unchanged. It is therefore less confusing to let iTunes reimport, reorganize, and rename all of the files after they are backed up.
When music or video purchased through the iTunes Store is copied from an iPod, it will only play on computers that are authorized with the account that was used to purchase them. Several third party utilities can remove this limitation by stripping iTunes DRM from protected files. The legality of using such software in the United States is the subject of active debate.
When an iPod is connected that does not contain enough free space to sync the entire iTunes music library, a playlist will be created and given a name matching that of the connected iPod. This playlist can then be modified to the user’s preference in song selection to fill the available space.iTunes keeps track of songs by creating a virtual library, allowing users to access and edit a song’s attributes. These attributes, known as metadata, are stored in a binary library file called iTunes Library, which uses a proprietary file format (“ITL”). It caches information like artist and genre from the audio format’s tag capabilities (the ID3 tag, for example) and stores iTunes – specific information like play count and rating. iTunes typically reads library data only from this file. A second file can also be created if users activate a preference; the iTunes Music Library.xml file is refreshed whenever information in iTunes is changed. It uses an XML format, allowing third – party apps to access the library information (including play count, last played date, and rating, which are not standard fields in the ID3v2.3 format). Apple’s own iDVD, iMovie, and iPhoto applications all
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