Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Apple Admits Developer Center Breach Might Compromise Personal Information

Jul 22 2013, 4:03am CDT | by , in News | Apple

[titlle]
 
 

Apple has acknowledged that its developers’ portal was hacked, might compromise personal information. The site has been intruded upon by a malicious element and it is still down while company announces security overhaul.

For many days the outage at Apple had really vexed its developer community. After much dilly dallying Apple finally came out with the truth. According to the message posted in lieu of the site by Apple, an intruder had done all he could to gather personal information by hacking the site.  Moreover, it was feared that some of the names and email addresses had been compromised in the process. Since Apple didn’t want to keep its clientele in the dark it was telling them all this. The experts at Apple had been working like crazy to get rid of this glitch in the system. In order to avoid any such future mishap, the team was overhauling its systems.

The developer portal has forums, API documentation and much more on it. Before this the developers had headed out to Twitter to complain about Apple as well as the weather which was blamed for the delay. But now it is clear that a hacker is the real culprit behind the whole mess.  However, Apple first confirmed that no customer information was compromised. Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told AllThingsD that “The website that was breached is not associated with any customer information. Additionally, customer information is securely encrypted.”  But now the company admits that hackers might get access to developers personal information. This assault has come at the very moment when Apple is looking forward to releasing its iOS and OS X. There are further concerns among the developer community that maybe this points towards an even greater security issue in the structure of Apple.

Apple posted following message on its Developer website announcing that site was hacked. Message tilte is We’ll be back soon.

"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.

If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Thank you for your patience. "

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

CES 2015: Jasco to introduce T-Tech by TUMI iPhone Cases and Amazing Uber  Electronic Accessories

CES 2015: Jasco to introduce T-Tech by TUMI iPhone Cases and Amazing Uber Electronic Accessories Jasco technology plans to unveil protective and stylish iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases by TUMI. The company also...

4 minutes ago

Google Chromecast features Material Design Philosophy

Google Chromecast features Material Design Philosophy The Google Chromecast platform features a pretty cool material design philosophy. And Google also adds iPhone 6 and...

14 minutes ago

CES 2015 News
CES 2015: Jasco to exhibit Fully Connected Home in HD with GE EasyCam Wi-Fi Cameras and latest Connected Home Innovations

CES 2015: Jasco to exhibit Fully Connected Home in HD with GE EasyCam Wi-Fi Cameras and latest Connected Home Innovations The Connected Home Innovations are for GE branded Z-Wave Products and will be displayed to the visitors at the CES 2015.

48 minutes ago

Amazon Fire Phone 2 to be launched in 2016

Amazon Fire Phone 2 to be launched in 2016 An Amazon Fire Phone 2 has appeared on the horizon but it is still way off in the future.

1 hour ago

Technology Launch to debut Motix Precise Cursor Control Device at CES 2015

Technology Launch to debut Motix Precise Cursor Control Device at CES 2015 Motix is the new small keyboard-mounted device that will be introduced by Technology Launch at the CES 2015.

1 hour ago

2015 Pro Bowl Cheerleader

2015 Pro Bowl Cheerleader The Pro Bowl 2015 line-up will be revealed on Tuesday, but we already got the Pro Bowl 2015 Cheerleader.

2 hours ago

6snap deleted alongside other Snapchat third-party Apps from Windows Phone Store

6snap deleted alongside other Snapchat third-party Apps from Windows Phone Store 6snap has been deleted alongside other apps from the Windows Phone Store.

2 hours ago

CES 2015 will feature Pixelwork's Industry-Leading Video Processing Technology

CES 2015 will feature Pixelwork's Industry-Leading Video Processing Technology At CES 2015, Pixelworks Inc. will demonstrate its innovative, unique and industry leading video processing technology...

2 hours ago

Intel Easy Migration App provides One-click Migration to Chromebooks

Intel Easy Migration App provides Free One-click Data Migration to Chromebooks Intel released a free Easy Migration application that makes the transfer of data from your older devices to new...

4 hours ago

Dish Network Fails to Reach Agreement With Fox News

Dish Network Fails to Reach Agreement With Fox News "Dish regrets the effect of the disruption on consumers."

8 hours ago

North Korea Threatens U.S. Government Admit Sony Allegations

North Korea Threatens U.S. Government Amid Sony Allegations Sony has "not caved" to hackers

10 hours ago

Samsung Reportedly Revealing New Tizen-Powered Camera at CES 2015

Samsung Reportedly Revealing New Tizen-Powered Camera at CES 2015 The NX500 camera, which is the successor of the NX300M, will be unveiled at January’s big event

17 hours ago, 12:45pm CST

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers Shrem was charged in January following an investigation into Silk Road

17 hours ago, 12:26pm CST

2016 CADILLAC CTS FEATURES STREAMING VIDEO TO ENHANCE DRIVER VISIBILITY

2016 CADILLAC CTS FEATURES STREAMING VIDEO TO ENHANCE DRIVER VISIBILITY Cadillac will add high-resolution streaming video to the function of a traditional rearview mirror

18 hours ago, 11:46am CST

iPhone Universal Remote to be Revealed at CES 2015

iPhone Universal Remote to be Revealed at CES 2015 Pronto will be launched at January’s big event

1 day ago, 12:29pm CST

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more The Galaxy Note 4 can now be had for just $149.99

1 day ago, 11:58am CST

North Korea wants joint investigation with US into Sony hack

North Korea wants joint investigation with US into Sony hack North Korea has even proposed a joint investigation into the attack

1 day ago, 11:30am CST

Kodak to exhibit at CES 2015

Kodak to exhibit at CES 2015 Making return after 3 year hiatus from event

1 day ago, 7:00am CST

Kate Upton is Sexiest Woman Alive 2014

Kate Upton is Sexiest Woman Alive 2014 People Magazine voted blonde bombshell Kate Upton the Sexiest Woman Alive of 2014.

1 day ago, 6:52am CST

Extreme Tech semifinals coming to CES 2015 Challenge helps entrepreneurs bring products to market

1 day ago, 6:51am CST

Samsung Reportedly Revealing Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at CES 2015

Samsung Reportedly Revealing 2015 Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at CES The Korean giant is planning to hit back Apple’s iPad with its new tablets

2 days ago, 2:33am CST

FBI announces that North Korea Hacked Sony

FBI announces that North Korea Hacked Sony The FBI issued a statement today saying that North Korea is behind the hacker attack on Sony.

2 days ago, 1:32pm CST

ADATA to present Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015

ADATA to present Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015 They will unveil World’s fastest DDR4 Memory, USB 3.1, and LED lighting products in the Spotlight

2 days ago, 11:35am CST

BlackBerry gets positive cash flows

BlackBerry gets positive cash flows BlackBerry Achieves Non-GAAP Profitability and Positive Cash Flow for the Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter

2 days ago, 11:19am CST

Sony's CES 2015 teaser features Android TV

Sony's CES 2015 teaser features Android TV The teaser trailer is a slightly odd collection of scenes including a chameleon, a time-lapse of the Paris skyline and...

2 days ago, 11:13am CST

Startups at the International CES 2015

Startups at the International CES 2015 Eureka Park will be the one featuring these startups which total to around 375 at this years CES.

2 days ago, 10:53am CST

CES 2015 also to host Extreme Tech Challenge Semi-Finals

CES 2015 also to host Extreme Tech Challenge Semi-Finals The competition will bring together resources and world-class advisors to the CES 2015 platform in order to help...

2 days ago, 10:46am CST

CES 2015 will also feature ACCESS Twine for Virtual Multiscreen Content Libraries

CES 2015 will also feature ACCESS Twine for Virtual Multiscreen Content Libraries The new ACCESS Twine will be for Virtual Multiscreen Content Libraries at the CES 2015. This will offer a single user...

2 days ago, 8:34am CST

Facebook declines in Popularity among Teens a little more this year

Facebook declines in Popularity among Teens a little more this year The social interaction is losing its popularity due to messaging apps available including Whatsapp and Snapchat.

2 days ago, 8:04am CST

Sidney Crosby Comes Out of Isolation at Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Comes Out of Isolation at Pittsburgh Penguins

2 days ago, 7:50am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus