Alipay warns users of Apple ID security

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/10/10 15:08:39

Alipay on Wednesday warned its users using Apple devices that they are facing a risk of money loss due to an Apple security breach.

"We've monitored the problem recently that some users had suffered financial loss through their online payment systems due to an Apple device security breach," said Alipay in a notice issued on its Sina Weibo account.

Recently, Chinese iPhone users have complained that money has been stolen through online payment services caused by an Apple ID breach. Apple's Shanghai branch said they can't help users get their money back, reported the Chinesenews website.

"All of your online payment systems (Alipay, Wechat, or credit card) bonding with Apple ID face the risks of losing money until Apple solves the breach," warned the mobile and online payment service of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding.

Alipay said it has repeatedly urged Apple to solve the security problem as soon as possible after finding such breach cases recently. Apple responded that it has been actively working on the problem.

Alipay recommended its users using Apple devices to reduce the amount of their password-free payments on the premise of convenience for the time being to prevent losses.


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