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Hacking Attempt at Apple Developer Website

July 21, 2013

Apple has sent out emails to Apple Developers explaining the outage of Apple Developer Website.

Apple Developer Website Update

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.

Apple-Developer-Center-Message-20130721

It is indeed bad news, since there is no way of telling if the intruder managed to access any informations.

Apple is using its own Apple ID service for Developer login, which has been fully operational during this period. It seems that the hacking attempt only happened on Apple Developer Website.

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