Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards

Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards

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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.

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Hackers Crack iTunes Gift Cards
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Pretor
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
Cory - March 10, 2009 at 3:20pm
HORRIBLE. this pirating thing is kinda getting out of hand. :/
ethan
ethan - March 10, 2009 at 3:19pm
if anyone knows how to do this email me. steve_quick@hotmail.com
copley
copley - March 10, 2009 at 5:27pm
me too lol copley05@yahoo.com
Jay
Jay - March 11, 2009 at 1:00am
For sure, here's the code my friend: x=1 y=2 For x+y=4, Do GenerateCode. Print(Code) That's it. Now go get a real job and pay for your music you punk.
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