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Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards

Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards

Posted March 10, 2009 at 2:19pm by iClarified
Chinese hackers have reportedly cracked the algorithm Apple uses for its iTunes Gift Cards and created gift certificate generators to profit from sales of the codes.

According to OutIndustry, sellers pay a certain amount to the hackers for access to their generators and then they sell the codes direct to customers online.

"Choose one seller whose Taobao IM is online, talk to him a little bit, purchase his product and pay money to Taobao's online payment system, Alipay, which supports most banks in China," the report says. "All the seller actually sells is the gift voucher code which they send you directly through Taobao's IM software. You can then redeem the card in your iTunes account."

"We make more money as the amount of customer is growing rapidly," said the owner of the Taobao shop contacted for Outdustry's story. He also acknowledged having paid the hackers an undisclosed sum for use of their iTunes Gift Certificate generators. "The hackers are based in China, but I don't know if they do the same thing in eBay," he said.

The $200 cards are being sold for 18RMB ($2.60) at the site.

Read More [via AppleInsider]

Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards

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Pretor - March 10, 2009 at 5:20pm
HAHAHAHAHA Apple greedy directors will go nuts,they will lose a couple of million from their billion so they wont be able to live without those millions the billions are not enough. ......................
Cory - March 10, 2009 at 3:20pm
HORRIBLE. this pirating thing is kinda getting out of hand. :/
ethan - March 10, 2009 at 3:19pm
if anyone knows how to do this email me. steve_quick@hotmail.com
copley - March 10, 2009 at 5:27pm
me too lol copley05@yahoo.com
Ben - March 11, 2009 at 5:03am
to ethan Dont you really want to steel from Apple !? I recommend everybody who is thinking obout this NOT TO DO IT ! This is not like downloading with P2P or sth. This is like going to a Virgin Megastore and actually steeling the CD! If you do this things will get ugly!!!
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