Some Apple Developers' Information Might Have Been Hacked!
|Richard Harris in iOS Sunday, July 21, 2013|
Apple developers have been emailing, blogging, and trying to reach Apple support over the inaccessibility of the iOS developer portal, iTunes connect, and other developer websites over the past few days.
Now Apple has released a formal reason as to what is going on:
"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."
Scary stuff, especially considering it was Apple! So what should you do? Like the rest of us just sit back and wait for the announcement that the developer portals are again open. I think it would be a good time to change your itunes password, and developer account passwords though - which you can still access through the iTunes connect website.