50,000 hacked iTunes accounts for sale in China

By Emil
Jan 6, 2011
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  1. 50,000 hacked iTunes user accounts are for sale on China's largest online auction site Taobao (think eBay), providing illegal access to credit card details for music and TV downloads on Apple's iTunes Store. Several shops were selling iTunes accounts priced anywhere from 1 to 200 yuan ($0.15 to $30.18), promising downloads of songs, games, movies, and other products worth $30, according to BBC.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    And this is why you don't make your password abc123.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    How the hell did you guess my password!? :haha:
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I always find abcd1234 to be so much better! :haha:
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    I always thought the best password was "password." :p
  6. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    12345 is my favorite password, same as my luggage... OH NO! =p
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Your mis-informed, the best password is by far 12345, but trustno1 comes very close due to being so "ironic". :D
  8. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Do you think "qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm" is a strong password?
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Ahh..That nearly caught me out!...That aint bad to be honest, unless someone has a brainwave :suspiciou
  10. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 812   +26

    Wait a second...Taobao won't take anything down knowing that those are hacked accounts? Can't they technically have charges brought against them for knowingly allowing the selling of hacked accounts? Although, I don't know the rules for when something like this takes place in a different country. So I'm not sure what legal action can be done.
  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    It's China - the counterfeit capital of the world. An "entrepreneur" can do anything they want (except speaking badly of the government) with complete immunity.
  12. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Well said Tom. Well said.
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    And all those accounts were from people that are noobs and downloaded porn.exe
  14. Apple isn't going to file a complaint. They want to do business in China.
  15. In China, you can do whatever you want, but if your actions raise any eyebrows from the government, you'll disappear from the face of this earth.

    I can think of a short macro cracking down series of letters, numbers, symbols, etc of any length of passphrase. If it's just letters, within seconds, if numbers, even less. But with letters consecutively with numbers and symbols takes minutes and hours.....
  16. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Hehe :D Obviously running a finger over a qwerty keyboard requires advanced macros to crack. :)

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