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Apple overhauls developer systems after hack

Warwick Ashford

Apple is overhauling its developer systems and its developer website is still down after hackers attempted to steal developer personal details last week.

According to a holding notice on the website, sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed.

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“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 notice says.

To prevent a security threat like this from happening again, the company says it is overhauling its developer systems, updating server software, and rebuilding its database.

“We apologise for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon,” the notice says.

Apple said the breach was not associated with any customer information and that attackers did not have access to app code, or the servers where app information is stored, according to MacWorld.

In February, Apple was hit by malware spread through a website for software developers that exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Java.

At the time, Apple said its computer systems had been breached by the same attackers that targeted Facebook.

But the company said only a few computers were affected and there was no evidence of data theft.


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