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Apple: Developer Site Targeted In Security Attack, Still Down 112

An anonymous reader writes "Apple has informed developers that an intruder gained access to its developer site database. Quoted email from Apple: '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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Apple: Developer Site Targeted In Security Attack, Still Down

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  • by gnasher719 ( 869701 ) on Sunday July 21, 2013 @08:17PM (#44346193)
    The only source of information about this is what Apple says when you try to go to the iOS or Mac developer centre, which was correctly quoted by the article. Note that there is no mention that any intruder did actually get any access to anything, as the summary suggests. It says that someone _tried_ to access developers' information, that all this information is encrypted, but they can't rule out someone's information was accessed. Quite a difference.
  • by gnasher719 ( 869701 ) on Sunday July 21, 2013 @08:23PM (#44346217)
    Either these guys at CNet can't read, or they make it up as they go. CNet writes in its article "Apple says its developer site was targeted in an attack, and that any information that was taken was encrypted. ".

    No, that's not what Apple says. Apple didn't say any data was taken, encrypted or not. Apple said the data that was targetted (not the same as "taken") was "securely encrypted".
  • by Maestro485 ( 1166937 ) on Sunday July 21, 2013 @09:32PM (#44346525)

    Actually the source of information was an email that Apple sent out earlier today regarding the situation. I have an iOS developer license so I got the email.

    Here's a pastebin dump: []

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 22, 2013 @06:31AM (#44348609)

    Which rock are you living under? Your precious master Apple is not special. All headlines are chosen by editors to bait people into reading the article.

    Also, I'm curious as to how you managed to find time to post this comment. I heard apple zealots are performing some weird gay orgy and cock-in-anus dance to make the site come back up. What happened ? Out of lube?

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