iTunes App Store and accounts hacked

Reports are flying in through Twitter, App Store reviews and on various forums around the web indicating that some users recent purchase history on iTunes have shown some fraudulent activity on Apps and books being purchased, according to Thenextweb.

Reports show that a Vietnamese developer, Thaut Nguyen, whose company name is “mycompany,” has a number of published books on the App Store, all of which are showing up on peoples invoices from iTunes. All of Thaut Nguyen's books have been removed from the App Store.

Some users are stating that there is upwards of $600 worth of purchases, all of which they did not make. The purchases made were mostly books from Thaut, and some random applications found throughout iTunes App Store. Some purchases were as small as $1 dollar, with some transactions exceeding $90+.

Yesterday my credit union contacted me saying there was suspicious activity on my debit card. Sure enough over 10 transactions in the $40-$50 area all on iTunes equaling to $558

Users should check their iTunes account purchase history and see if there was any fraudulent activity recently.

Apple has yet to comment on the issue.

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