Apple confirms developer website has been hacked

by TabTimes Staff

July 22 2013

Apple’s main website for developers is offline following a hack which put information on its 275,000 registered third-party developers at risk.

The portal has been down since last Thursday, initially without explanation, although Apple did later confirm that it had been subject to a cyber-attack.

“Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,” said the company in an emailed statement to developers.

“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.”

Apple went onto reveal that it has overhauled its developer systems, server software and developer database to stop such an episode happening again, and reassured developers that their apps are still available on the App Store.

The website now appears to be up and running again.

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