January 6, 2011

ハックされたiTunesアカウント5万点が中国で競売に:50,000 stolen iTunes accounts for sale in China

How to take over Mr. Richard's account (via TaoBao)

Around 50,000 apparently hacked accounts are being sold on China's largest auction site TaoBao for 1 to 200 yuan, Global Times learned.

Potential buyers are promised access to music and movies through iTunes amounting to seven times more than the amount paid. The only restriction is that all downloads should be made within 24 hours of the transaction being completed at Taobao.

The websites show that thousands of such accounts have been sold over the past several months."Of course these accounts are hacked, otherwise how could they be so cheap?" a customer service representative of one of the online stores admitted to the Global Times.

I searched "iTunes" on TaoBao and found some listings showing step-by-step instructions =above= for taking over US resident's account.  TaoBao told  BBC that "until we receive a valid takedown request, we cannot take action."





[Hacked iTunes accounts sold online - GlobalTimes via BBC]


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