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iTunes gift cards hacked

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iTunes gift cards available online

A group of Chinese hackers have been able to generate their own iTunes gift cards as a result of solving the algorithm that Apple uses to control and issue the cards. As a result, they are now selling $200 gift cards online for only $2.60. The price was originally higher, but the hackers have sold their gift card generators for undisclosed sums to other hackers and companies. As a result, more companies offering the cheap cards means the overall prices quickly dropped. Using China’s largest customer-to-customer online service, the codes used to redeem the vouchers are sent directly to the buyer through the seller’s IM service:

Choose one seller whose Taobao IM is online, talk to him a little bit, purchase his product and pay money to Taobao’s online payment system, Alipay, which supports most banks in China. All the seller actually sells is the gift voucher code which they send you directly through Taobao’s IM software. You can then redeem the card in your iTunes account.

I’d expect Apple will soon be in the process of changing their algorithms for generating the gift card codes to prevent this from happening. But since there is no way of telling legitimate vouchers from these hacked versions, any that are currently in circulation will continue to be active.

Read [outdustry.com] Via [AppleInsider]

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10 Comments

  1. hey can u give me the url?

    jimmy
  2. Wow thAt's cool I wish I was that smart I would have all the songs in the works LOL

    Joey
  3. Daaamn how illegal is this? Would one get tracked and prosecuted for buying these cheap cards?

    Shannon
  4. moneymoney

    erick
  5. need to put a new itones card

    deanna
  6. Apple can rollback the transaction and knows who use the "hacked" vouchers. They can trace back all your purchase and your itune account/ip

    joe
  7. Can u send a itunes gift card code 2 dis email dhanyan2797@gmail.com usa codes dat work thanks

    dumyan
  8. can you please send an iTunes gift card code please.
    thanks

    Frank
  9. apple is one of the best company in the whole world. which company have various type of electronic product.

    jack sparrow
  10. i need help hacking the itunes code from gift card

    lupito