Apple developer Web site hacked


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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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The ocean is digital
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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Massive Nerd
Verified Provider
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!
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