Apple is investigating fraudulent activity following reports of a Russian hacker who found and published a way to make illegal in-app purchases.
The Cupertino, Calif., company told the Los Angeles Times it is looking into the reports.
"The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community," said Natalie Harrison, an Apple spokeswoman. "We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously, and we are investigating."
Alexey Borodin discovered a method to steal content from iOS apps by making in-app purchases without actually paying any money. In-app purchases are most commonly found in free games that entice you to spend a little money to enhance your gaming experience.
In a video, posted by Borodin, the Russian hacker is seen applying the method to various apps, including Temple Run. You can watch the video below.