Money mysteriously disappears from people's iPhones in attack linked to Apple IDs

Last week, Apple faced criticism from two of China’s biggest payment platforms that claimed that thieves were using compromised Apple IDs to swipe the funds in individual user accounts. Today, the iPhone maker is owning up to the allegations and offering an apology, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a statement, Apple says that a “small number” of people had their accounts compromised due to phishing scams and that those users had not enabled two-factor authentication on their accounts. “We are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams,” Apple said in a statement. The payment companies, Alipay and WeChat Pay, announced last week that hackers had gained access to some users’ payment... Continue reading…

Money mysteriously disappears from people's iPhones in attack linked to Apple IDs

Alipay says the issue 'has not been resolved'

Fri 12 Oct 18 from The Independent

Stolen Apple IDs used in string of digital payment thefts in China, says report - CNET

Apple reportedly says some accounts were accessed through phishing scams.

Tue 16 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Stolen Apple IDs used in string of digital payment thefts in China, says report - CNET, Thu 11 Oct 18 from CNET

Apple apologizes for phishing scam that stole Chinese user IDs

Apple apologized today over stolen Apple IDs that were used to make unauthorized App Store purchases in China. The Wall Street Journal reports that the IDs were obtained through phishing ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Engadget

Stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for mobile payment theft in China

Users of two major mobile payment services in China -- Alipay and WeChat Pay -- have reported unauthorized Apple App Store spending in recent days, with some losing nearly $300 through ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

China's Alipay says stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of...

Ant Financial's Alipay, the operator of one of China's top two mobile payment apps, said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple IDs.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

China's Alipay says stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of users' money

Ant Financial's Alipay, the operator of one of China's top two mobile payment apps, said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple Inc IDs and the issue ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

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