14 Feb 2012

ITunes customers victims of thefts dating back to 2010

Those with an Apple iTunes account may be interested to find out that internet security for the program may not be what it should be, according to a report from The Global Mail. The report said accounts are susceptible to hacker attacks and numerous accounts have been robbed since 2010.

Accounts have been accessed without permission and, if information, including gift cards, PayPal account information and other payment information is available, hackers would use the money.

"Apple takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction," the company said in a statement. "Apple online services such as the Apple Online Store and iTunes Store use Secure Sockets Layer encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected."

Customers have been refunded their lost credit or balances without much hassle, according to CNET. Still, Apple should improve internet security and users should install the latest antivirus software to better protect their private information.