Apple developer Web site hacked

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by peterw, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. peterw

    peterw New Member

    Jun 14, 2013
    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.

    We should start a hacked category to ensure that everyone can maintain an overview about all the passwords and email addresses that have to be changed.

    Now I know why all the notifications were send to me, because someone attempted to change my password 3 times this weekend. The Apple ID system, which is based on email addresses, along with its password reset system (iForgot) are still online!
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  2. sv01

    sv01 Slow but sure

    May 17, 2013
    prefer security than hacked  :)

    watch this 

  3. jarland

    jarland The ocean is digital

    Apr 4, 2013
    Apple has stated what information they believe is at risk and what information they do not. Thankfully passwords are not in that list. The developer database should not even contain the passwords, that should be the Apple ID database and that does not appear to be hacked. I do applaud their honesty about this and their refusal to just throw something back online before they've thoroughly gone through everything. I wish more companies were like this.
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  4. scv

    scv Massive Nerd Verified Provider

    May 30, 2013
    What's up with the recent rash of hacks? Ubuntu, OVH, Apple, all pretty big targets. I definitely think a security category would be an excellent addition to vpsBoard. Modmins, give us what we demand!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 22, 2013
  5. shawn_ky

    shawn_ky Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Probably would be nice...