Apple Admits Developer Website Hacked

Rumors have been flying around for some time about the downtime experienced with the Apple Developer website.  Today, Apple sent an email to all registered Apple Developers, stating:

Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.

No timeframe has been given for the return of the website.  For more information, go to the Apple Developer website at:

http://developer.apple.com

 

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