If you have been watching Twitter you may have noticed Apple developers complaining about the company’s developer portal, which has been out of service for several days. Yesterday, Apple acknowledged the outage and the reason?
It turns out that the site was taken down to combat a security breach. In other words, they were hacked. The company explained in an email that “Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed,” And that, “However, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing address and/or email addresses may have been accessed.”
The company says that it will be rebuilding the entire developer system database and updating servers to prevent this from happening again. Developers whose developer accounts are up for renewal during the outage will not have their software pulled from the App Store. Customer information and app code was not compromised during the attack at least, according to the company.
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