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Apple Developer Center Breach

Full text of the email every registered Apple Developer received.

“Apple Developer Website Update

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.”

I know people love a good scandal, and being breached is a decent story, but nothing sensitive was compromised. It’s a major bummer they were hacked, but as far as the developer community is aware no app keys or credentials were stolen. No, our apps won’t have to be resigned and resubmitted.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer