Apple confirms Dev Center security breach

Jordan O'Brien
July 22, 2013

Apple’s developer center has been down almost three days with Apple staying silent on the cause, although an email we received last night confirmed that the downtime was caused by a security breach last Thursday.

Whilst the company promises that all data was encrypted and shouldn’t be accessible to the hackers, it also went on to say that it wasn’t entirely confident in certain data, such as names and addresses, being entirely secure.

This isn’t the first time Apple has suffered a serious breach, with the company being forced to implement two step verification after a hole was found in iCloud earlier this year.

The solution Apple seems to be taking this time is by upgrading its servers causing uncertainty amongst developers as to when the developer center is going to return.

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