Chinese auction site selling hacked iTunes accounts

Tens of thousands of reportedly hacked iTunes accounts have been found on Chinese auction site Taobao.

Tens of thousands of reportedly hacked iTunes accounts have been found on Chinese auction site Taobao.

The Global Times reported on Thursday that as many as 50,000 illegally obtained iTunes accounts were being sold on China's biggest consumer auction site. The Beijing-based newspaper also interviewed a seller who admitted the accounts were hacked but did not reveal how they were obtained.

Taobao, however, said that to protect its users, it would not be taking action until it has received a formal request. In a statement to the BBC, the company said: "We take all reasonable and necessary measures to protect the rights of consumers who use Taobao, of our sellers and of third parties. Until we receive a valid takedown request, we cannot take action."

For more on this story, read Chinese auction site touts hacked iTunes accounts on ZDNet Asia.

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