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Apple Developer Website: ‘We Apologize’

22 July 2013 3,071 views No Comment

The Apple Developer website went down on Thursday and the rumors began to swirl and now, we know for sure — they wuz hacked…

The Apple Developer website went down on Thursday and the rumors began to swirl. Now, we know for sure — they wuz hacked and the site won’t be back until the company rebuilds, which some people speculate could take weeks.

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.

See also: Apple Developer Website Hack Claimed by Security Researcher

That is more than serious and, although we all might have felt a little better if Apple had spoken earlier, it’s good that the company is taking a comprehensive approach to this obviously fundamental failure of the Apple Developer Website…

What’s your take?

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