Apple obviously isn’t pleased about the exploit that lets people get in-app purchases for free in iOS. The company is doing its best to shut down Russian hacker Alexy Borodin’s scheme, but right now it’s just chasing shadows.
Apple has so far issued a takedown request of the original server, pulled the YouTube instruction video, and removed the PayPal donation account Borodin set up. But Borodin has moved his servers offshore and improved the hack to not use Apple’s servers, as you can see in the flow chart above.
Here’s what Apple told The Loop:
“The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community,” Apple representative Natalie Harrison said. “We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously and we are investigating.”
You can follow the ongoing back and forth at the Borodin’s site, In-Appstore. He raised a little money to keep hosting running for a month, and he seems committed to keeping the whack-a-hack with Apple going as long as he can sustain it. [In-Appstore via TNW via MacRumors, The Loop]