Apple responds to hacked in-app purchasing system

Apple has responded to news broke earlier today about a Russian hacker that was able to circumvent the company’s in-app purchasing system.

“The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community,” Apple representative Natalie Harrison, told The Loop. “We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously and we are investigating.”

9to5Mac says the “in-app proxy” hack doesn’t require the phone to be jailbroken and will allow users to install in-app purchases for free. However, this means that you will give information to the Russian hacker’s server, which doesn’t seem like the best idea to me.

Of course, stealing in-app purchases from developers isn’t a good idea either.