Monday, July 22, 2013

Apple acknowledges that developer site was hacked

In an email to developers on Sunday, Apple acknowledged that the reason behind the lengthy developer site outage was because of a hacking attempt on Thursday. Apple said that personal information was not accessed, however it is double checking to make sure that developer names, emails and physical addresses were not compromised.

Apple said it is working around the clock to overhaul the developer system, including server updates and rebuilding the database. While it did not give an estimated time when the developer site would be back online, the company said it would be soon.

If your membership in the iOS or Mac developer programs was set to expire during this time, Apple has automatically extended it.

The interesting thing to see is how the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks will be affected, if at all, because of the length of time the developer's site has been down.

The Loop has some comments from Apple as well.

Apple acknowledges that developer site was hacked originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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