Apple takes down developer site after hack

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Applehas placed its developer website under upkeep and verified that it had actually been hacked on July 18.

The hacker had actually tried to steal personal information, consisting of developer ‘names, forwarding addresses and/or email addresses’ according to Apple in a note posted on the site.

The Cuperitno-based tech titan said that it took the website down immediately after the breach was discovered on Thursday and that it’s actually been working ‘all the time’ to repair it ever since.

Earlier this year, Apple confirmed that Mac pcs on its own network had actually been targeted by hackers.

Developer downtime

While Apple said that all individual info on the designer site was encrypted, it can not rule out that the hacker was unable to access it.

‘In order to prevent a safety hazard like this from taking place once again, we are entirely overhauling our designer systems, upgrading our server software application, and restoring our whole database,’ it stated.

For designers that were to have program membership end while the system is down, Apple said that memberships have actually ‘been extended and your app will stay on the App Shop’.

Apple has not stated when precisely the website will be going again or if it’ll be able to figure out exactly what data was accessed. And as the breach comes while the business prepares the launch of iOS 7, it might potentially push back app development for its new OS.