Apple says that only a small percentage of iTunes accounts were compromised in a recent situation involving violation of developer terms. Approximately 400 of the 150 million iTunes users — less than 0.003% — were impacted, reports “Clayton Morris” (http://claytonmorris.squarespace.com/blog/2010/7/6/apple-says-only-a-small-percentage-of-itunes-accounts-were-c.html).
“To the question of whether the iTunes servers themselves were ever in any danger of hackery Apple says that the iTunes servers were not compromised in any way,” the article adds.
Hijacked accounts were reportedly used to buy multiple copies of previously obscure Vietnamese-language eBooks, in an apparent bid to game the iTunes ranking system. The eBooks concerned have been pulled from Apple’s store and the account of seller Thuat Nguyen of mycompany has been suspended.