Apple developer site hacked, names and addresses possibly compromised

Apple developer site hacked, names and addresses possibly compromised
Apple's developer website was hacked last week, according to an email sent to developers. The website reportedly went down for maintenance on Thursday, July 18.

"Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website," the email reads. "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."

Apple pulled the Developer Center site and is "completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database."

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Apple developer site hacked, names and addresses possibly compromised
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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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.