Apple confirms Developer Center was hacked

On July 22, 2013

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If you have tried to access your developer account on the Apple website then you have undoubtedly seen the notice informing users that the website was down and that maintenance was taking a little longer than expected.

Well if you check the website now then you are greeted with a totally different message, it appears that someone tried to hack into the developer website and therefore Apple has decided to take down the website until further notice. You can read the whole message below:

We’ll be back soon.

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.

If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Thank you for your patience.