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Apple apologizes about hacking of some Chinese accounts in phishing scams (but….)

Apple has apologized over the hacking of some Chinese accounts in phishing scams, almost a week after it emerged that stolen Apple IDs had been used to swipe customer funds, reports the Wall Street Journal.

In its English statement Tuesday, Apple said it found “a small number of our users’ accounts” had been accessed through phishing scams. “We are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams,” Apple said in its Chinese statement. However, the tech giant also pointed out that that two-factor authentication, which the company recommends, would have prevented these attacks from taking place.

Recently, it was reported that some customers of Alibaba-owned Alipay and Tencent-owned WeChat Pay had been the subject of fraudulent App Store purchases. It’s still uncertain how many users were affected or how much money was stolen.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.