Apple Developer Center has been down for more than 3 days now. Apple has now sent out emails to its developers updating them on the situation that its developer center was hacked. Apple informed developers that there was a security breach on the developer website.
The intruder attempted to obtain personal information about Apple’s registered developers. Fortunately, no sensitive personal information was accessed due to encryption. However information such as some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed.
Apple has taken the site down and is now working on overhauling the developer systems, updating server softwares and rebuilding entire database. Apple sent the following email to developers on Sunday, detailing some of what happened:
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.
Apple informed Macworld that no apps related information or the servers hosting apps was breached, no app code was accessed. There is no word on when the developer website will be back live, however, Apple says they are working around the clock to bring it back online.