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Apple Developer Center Hacked

After first being taken down Thursday, Apple finally explained why the Developer Center has been unaccessible for days. Apparently they were hacked and 'could not rule out the possibility' that developer names, addresses and emails might have been compromised. There is no telling when the site will be back, other than Apple saying they expect it to be 'soon.' Read the official statement below. 

“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.”
— Apple
Posted on July 21, 2013 and filed under Apple News.