Apple Developer Center Breach; 100k Accounts Exposed
Apple’s developer site suffered a massive breach last Thursday that resulted in the compromise of roughly 100,000 developer accounts.
The intrusion was quickly identified and the affected server was taken offline for “maintenance.” Only on Sunday did the Cupertino vendor publish extra details about the hack, pending a security audit.
“Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,” Apple wrote in an e-mail to developers. “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.”
The portal is used by app developers to manage their accounts and application submissions, but also hosts the company’s developer forums and API documentation, amongst others.
Fortunately, no customer information or application code was exposed in the attack, company spokespersons told MacWorld.