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Thieves are using Apple IDs to steal money, Chinese payment firms say

[2018-10-11 16:07:47]

China’s two largest digital payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, have warned that thieves are using compromised Apple IDs to make purchases with people’s accounts. Alipay posted a warning offering “security tips about Apple phones,” which said that it had contacted Apple many times with hope of solving the issue, according to Reuters. Tencent, which owns WeChat Pay, later confirmed similar issues in a statement to Bloomberg. “Since Apple hasn’t resolved this issue, users who’ve linked their Apple ID to any payments method, including Alipay, WePay, or credit cards, may be vulnerable to theft,” Alipay wrote, according to Bloomberg’s translation. It’s not clear if the issue is specific to Apple It’s not stated how widespread the issue...

Thieves are using Apple IDs to steal money, Chinese payment firms say


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