Ever had your iTunes account hacked? It happens too often, and we’re sure it’s a horrible feeling. One user who had his account hacked shares the story and explains what happened and how things went down. Let’s take a quick look.
It all started for this user with a PayPal notification informing them that their account had been limited. Upon logging into PayPal, they found that there had been some strange transactions made at around 3:45m. The notification was to inform him that some funny stuff had been going on with PayPal.
Either way, there were several random purchases that seemed out of character for this person, and PayPal wanted to inform him just in case he wanted to dispute the charges.
They add to the report saying that they received an interesting comment explaining how this probably happens:
In most instances I’ve seen this occur it is because either:
- The account is brute forced or the same email address/password pair is used elsewhere and they’ve been compromised,
- The user has had their iPhone or iPad/iPod on an open wireless network and someone snarfs their session and/or credentials