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Apple’s Developer Site Was Hacked

July 22, 2013


Last Thursday, Apple’s developer site — the place it uses to provide information and downloads to folks who write software for OS X and iOS — went down. As I write, it’s still offline — an uncommonly long time for an unplanned outage, especially given that developers are working with beta versions of the company’s operating systems, both of which are due to ship this fall.

But now Apple has finally offered a (brief) explanation of what’s up. (See message above.) The company says that an intruder tried to break into the site. It’s not sure whether the person in question got at any names, e-mail address or mailing addresses, but it says that unspecified “sensitive personal information” was encrypted. Here’s a little more detail from The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, including the point that the information of normal, non-developer customers — that is, all of us with iTunes…

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