Apple has confirmed that 400 iTunes users have had their accounts hacked to make fraudulent purchases from the store, PC World reports.
The company said in an e-mailed statement that Thaut Nguyen, who is suspected of hacking into iTunes accounts and using customers credit card details to purchase his own applications, has had his applications removed from the platform.
The applications offered by the developer had managed to grab 42 of the top 50 bestselling applications on the platform.
Apple employee Trudy Muller said that the company had “removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement.”
Muller also stated that Apple serves had not been compromised and that Nguyen had not received any confidential information when purchasing the applications.
Apple has advised users who believe that their iTunes account was compromised, to immediately contact their bank and cancel their credit cards.
They were also advised to change their passwords in order to avoid future incidents.