We don’t have any real solutions other than removing any credit cards, PayPal accounts, or other forms of automatic payment stored in the iTunes account.
The other piece of advice is to keep a close eye on those online banking statements and credit card statements to catch any anomalies as soon as possible.
While it may be a bit of a pain to have to enter those payment details _every time_ for those that make regular purchases, it is looking more and more like that little convenience may end up costing _a lot_ of money and pain.
- TechCrunch: Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes
- MacRumors.com: I think my iTunes account was hacked?
- This link hits a particular post by someone that offers one possible scenario for the how/why of the hack.
As always, it is very important to weigh the pros and cons of saving any banking or credit card information with any online vendor’s site.
A how-to remove payment details from iTunes by MowGreen:
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