Apple’s Developer Site was Hacked!
Apple has finally published more information on why the developer page has been down for almost five days now. They were hacked! The brief statement from Apple tells you what happened, what the intruder did, and what actions are being taken. According to Apple, the intruder tried to access developers’ names, addresses, and email. The information was encrypted, but Apple can’t confirm if any information was taken.
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.
Even though they are working around the clock, there is still no set date on when the site will be back up. Again, we will inform you via a future article when the site is back.