Apple ID account, password compromised and I was hacked!

ZR_Yancy

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When I was on my iPhone 5 today, a new app, all of sudden, downloaded and installed in front of my eyes. Age of Warring Empires. I was baffled. So I deleted it. Then I received an email from Apple stating that an app was recently download from the AppStore using my ID. The device/computer that initiated this download is in China. OH CRAP! So I immediately changed my password. Anybody else ever experience this? I'm really concerned now.

"Dear Yancy *****************,

Your Apple ID, ********************, was just used to download Age of Warring Empire from the App Store on a computer or device that had not previously been associated with that Apple ID. You may also be receiving this email if you reset your password since your last purchase.

This download was initiated from China.

If you initiated this download, you can disregard this email. It was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself.

If you did not initiate this download, we recommend that you go to iforgot.apple.com to change your password, then see Apple ID: Tips for protecting the security of your account for further assistance.

Regards,
Apple"
 
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In all my years with Apple and the iPhone, I have never heard or experienced this myself. Have you spoke with Apple personally over the phone regarding this? I would be very worried as well for a while as it could happen again and be worse next time.
 

RoofMonkey

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I had it happen to me awhile ago. Someone, somehow installed a $3.99 app. Some stupid itching design type of thing. LOL
Changed password (s) and all has been well for quite some time now.
 

ZR_Yancy

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I'm just hoping it was some type of temporary glitch in the AppStore servers. If they had access to my AppStore account, they would have purchased something expensive like tons of cash and gold in Real Racing 3.
 
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I'm just hoping it was some type of temporary glitch in the AppStore servers. If they had access to my AppStore account, they would have purchased something expensive like tons of cash and gold in Real Racing 3.
Exactly. I say at this point to not put much worry into it, unless something else occurs. But of course always be on the lookout for anything suspicious.


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smelton3

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That happened to me on the launch day of iPad 3. I had set up my new device, and the following morning I had an app that installed with the transaction having been initiated in China. The app cost $9.99 but the in app purchases depleted a store credit I had of over $100.00. Customer Service credited my account by the end of day (on a Saturday), and I changed my password to something much more complex.

Fortunately I have not had this happen since that time, but this is the reason I never use a credit card for my iTunes account. I always purchase gift cards and maintain a store credit.


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