On Monday we mentioned that a number of iTunes users had been victim of a scam where their iTunes accounts were used to purchase applications from a particulat developer.
Apple has now released an official statement, and if you have been affected by the scam you will need to contact your bank, and speak to them to get a refund, according to Apple only 400 iTunes accounts were affected in the scam, I guess it could have been a lot worse.
The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns.
Developers do not receive any iTunes confidential customer data when an app is downloaded.
If your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution and inquire about canceling the card and issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions. We also recommend that you change your iTunes account password immediately. For more information on best practices for password security visit http://www.apple.com/support/itunes.
If this happened to you make sure you change your iTunes account password, and speak to you bank about getting a refund.
via Slash Gear