Apple developer site hacked, sensitive data was encrypted

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.

source: Apple via AppleInsider



1. cheetah2k

Posts: 2316; Member since: Jan 16, 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: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

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

6. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's not user data. Read the article.

10. blingblingthing

Posts: 986; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17507; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So many asshat thieves.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31749; Member since: Feb 05, 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 :)

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012


11. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 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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