Beijing — Ant Financial’s Alipay, the operator of one of China’s top two mobile payment apps, have said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple IDs and the issue remains unresolved despite reaching out to the US giant. Ant Financial is the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Alipay said in a post on its Toutiao social media account on Wednesday that users who have linked their accounts using Apple IDs should lower transaction limits. “Alipay has contacted Apple many times … and the issue has not been resolved,” the post said. The breach has affected users of both Alipay and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat and some users lost up to 2,000 yuan ($288), state media outlet Xinhua said on Thursday. JSE-listed Naspers owns just more than 31% of Tencent. A Shanghai-based spokesperson for Apple declined to comment. Representatives for Tencent did not respond to e-mails or phone calls seeking comment. It is not clear how many users were affected by ...

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