“Tens of thousands” of fraudulent iTunes accounts are for sale on a major Chinese web site, according to the “BBC” (http://macte.ch/XoeTu). About 50,000 accounts linked to stolen credit cards are listed on auction site TaoBao, the country’s equivalent of eBay, the article adds.

Buyers are promised temporary access to unlimited downloads from the service for as little as 1 yuan (10p) a time. Apple, which recently stepped up iTunes’ security after a series of break-ins, declined to comment on the matter to the “BBC.”