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Hacker Stole Credit Profiles from iTunes' System

August 08, 2010 | Updated on August 08, 2010
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iPod + credit card equates to a perfect iTunes customer and this is the equation followed by not just iTunes but also all other businesses. Technological advancements today have developed far and wide to support and aid human activities and entertainments. In fact, among these entertainment devised gadgets is the iPod or mp3. All around the United States it would be a difficult task to find someone without an iPod, an mp3 player or at least a CD player. Along with these new gadgets, it would also be hard to look for someone without a credit card. However, if entertainment and support have gone better thanks to technology, theft has also gone wilder thanks to the same technology.

Recent reports have claimed that a lot of thieves have been lurking around technology to supply whatever it is that they do. These online thieves are most commonly known as hackers. These hackers enter online computer systems of various companies and steal away, not just applications and money, but also credit and personal information about different individuals all across the United States.

Among the companies who have had been wormed in is iTunes. Just recently, blogs, text messages and reports have said that a hacker, calling himself as Thuat Nguyen, have suspiciously purchased a lot of applications in iTunes using different credit cards. These credit cards have been proven to be stolen from other iTunes customers. As a matter of fact, a few iTunes customers who have showed that the said hacker have used their credit line to pay for his application downloads wherein the hacker, Thuat Nguyen, have used over $550 from each of them. Bank of America accounts which have had suspicious purchases to iTunes were immediately closed by the lending company and they have already provided these consumers new accounts to continue on with their services.

iTunes have already promised their customers that they would tighten their online securities and they would definitely make sure that they would treat their customers' personal, credit and financial profiles more confidential than they have already had. The said hacker, however, have not been pointed out who and has not been charged yet.

On the other hand, to help out dissipate the news to other consumers, iTunes customers who have had heard the news have posted blogs on the internet about it, some have already sent messages to other people and some have also relayed blogs and messages through other community websites. In the meantime, iTunes, Bank of America and other lending and credit card companies have warned the public about hackers and identity thieves who might use customers' credit accounts and lines to pay for things that they could not pay for. They have promised a better security system and have also hoped that each individual would be responsible for their actions and keep their credit and financial profiles as secured as they possibly can.

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