How Apple was scammed

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 11:57 AM EST

While phishing isn't an uncommon means for scammers to get personal information these days, you don't hear all that often that the scammer gets your info directly from the credit card company. Generally it's a more hi-tech data breach, such as a hacker gaining access to a data center. For one third-party Mac developer, however, his Apple Developer Connection account information was scammed directly out of Apple, and pretty easily at that.

At Ars Technica.

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