Apple’s iOS 7 Developer Website Hacked
Apple has confirmed that its iOS 7 developer website was attacked last week. Apple has posted the announcement on the website accepting the hack. Apple also confirms that personal and financial information of users are encrypted and cannot be accessed.
Apple has also started sending emails to all registered developers.
“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,” Apple wrote on website.
Apple has taken website down and is now upgrading the developer systems to prevent future attacks.
“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,” Apple added. “We apologies for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.”
It is unclear what data attackers tried to access and who were behind the attack.
Apple has also confirms that membership of developer, if about to expire has been extended for the duration. At the time of writing the post, website is now back but many features are still disbaled.