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#1 SuperKid

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 23:13

So for those of you wondering why it has been down for a long period of time, just had this email..

 

 

 

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.




#2 SMELTN

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 23:15

Ah ha!! That explains it. I was wondering why it would be down for so long.. Glad they came out and said it though.. 



#3 nitins60

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:34

They have done it wrong!!!



#4 +virtorio

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:37

They have done it wrong!!!

If they'd done it wrong everyone would need to be changing their passwords and making sure their banking details hadn't been compromised.



#5 max22

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:44

Thought so.

 

No wonder why people were having their password reset! :)



#6 nitins60

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:32

If they'd done it wrong everyone would need to be changing their passwords and making sure their banking details hadn't been compromised.

I was being sarcastic. 



#7 Eric

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:55

Was it only iOS/paid devs that were sent e-mails? I've had an Apple Developer account for years and haven't received any notifications...



#8 SMELTN

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:14

yes this was only paid devs, and no passwords were compromised at all. We also now know who claims to have done it. He even posted a youtube video of it.

 

http://9to5mac.com/2...non-developers/



#9 max22

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:13

He should go to jail for life.





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