Apple developer site hacked, sensitive data was encrypted
Apple has taken the site down for the moment and has decided to overhaul the developer system, update the server software and rebuild the database. Since the site was removed on Thursday, Apple says that it has been working around the clock to get the site back up. No date was given as to when developers should expect to see things return to normal.
Apple did say that it has extended the membership period for those whose membership would have expired while the site was down, and those members' apps will remain on the Apple App Store.
source: Apple via AppleInsider
1. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Encryped hey? Sony said the same thing, then came out with the truth later... Safe guard your credit cards boys n girls!!
3. icyrock1 (Posts: 263; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
It's the developer portal that got "breached", not normal user data.
6. dsDoan (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Do you have a link to further information regarding your Sony reference?
7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
That's not user data. Read the article.
10. blingblingthing (Posts: 382; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Doesn't it cost a developer cash to become a developer with Apple? I'm sure it's $99 a year.
Why wouldn't the developer have CC details in his account? I'm sure they would.
How is a developer paid? I'm sure banking details are on their accounts.
My point? In my opinion you seemed defensive; but, a data breach is always bad. The whole thing about who it was doesn't take back what was done.
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Quick response is a good response, tighten your system apple. Keep em out.
5. Zeus.k (unregistered)
It's really nice to hear from apple admitting that. It didn't use to happen. Anyway good move by Apple.
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
We'll be back soon?
I thought Mr cook love to apologize?
should put 'we are sorry' instead :)
11. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I guess this explains why many people were complaining about getting emails for password change requests. Step one was hacking Apple, step two was probably trying to hack emails.