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Apple developer site hacked, sensitive data was encrypted

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Apple developer site hacked, sensitive data was encrypted
According to Apple, an "intruder" hacked into one of its web sites, trying to grab information about the company's registered developers. Apple says that while sensitive personal information was encrypted, the Cupertino based firm says that some names, mailing addresses and email addresses belonging to developers might have been stolen.

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.

Apple reveals the news about the hacking of its developer site

Apple reveals the news about the hacking of its developer site


source: Apple via AppleInsider

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posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:15 4

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!!

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:41 2

3. icyrock1 (Posts: 263; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


It's the developer portal that got "breached", not normal user data.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:59

6. dsDoan (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Do you have a link to further information regarding your Sony reference?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:08

7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's not user data. Read the article.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:58 2

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.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:26 1

2. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So many asshat thieves.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:46 3

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Quick response is a good response, tighten your system apple. Keep em out.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:53

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.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:13 4

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


We'll be back soon?

I thought Mr cook love to apologize?
should put 'we are sorry' instead :)

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:25

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


isorry

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 00:36

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.

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