He Apple Dev Center Victim of a Hacker Attack

by Kelvin

Last Friday many users with a developer account reported that some sections of the site Apple for developers, the Apple Dev center, were down, even in the next 48 hours. Finally, yesterday, Sunday, Apple send an official statement which refers to a hacker attack.

Dev Center Down


Initially, those of Cupertino commented that it was a longer maintenance work than expected, through the classic notice that many will have already seen, but a few hours later the confirmation came in response to the request for information made by AllThingsD .

Apple Confirm the forced closure of the Apple Dev Center for A Hacker Attack

This attack was carried out last Thursday and although the personal data of all registered users are encrypted, Apple It does not exclude that some names and emails may have been exposed to the attackers. From the first moment, the site Apple Dev Center was forced into maintenance mode to be able to solve the problem and be able to carry out a complete review in order to be able to prevent similar new attacks, this task is currently ongoing.

Later Apple I also confirm to the people of Macworld that the violated server is not associated with any client information regarding codes or application data.

Apple Publish an Official Communiqué Reporting the Attack Received on the Developer Website

Then we leave you with the official statement in which Apple Report the attack received:

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.

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