Apple’s software developer website hacked

Personal details of developers may have been compromised.

By Dileep Thekkethil

BANGALORE: Apple, the California based tech giant, faced a major setback in their server security system on Thursday as hackers slithered into their site, which forced them to take it offline, reported The Times of India. Apple released an official statement saying that its software developer’s site was hacked and this could have resulted in hackers breaking into the personal details of their developers.

According to Apple’s statement “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,”

Confidential data in the servers are saved as encrypted files but still Apple says “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 response to the hack, Apple took down their site immediately on Thursday and started the cleanup procedure swiftly. The process is still on and their experts are working on the site around the clock not only to clean the hack but also to implement effective measures to block hackers from creating future threats, said reports.

The statement of Apple apologized to their developers, it said “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, expect to have the developer website up again soon.”

To contact the author, email to dileepthekkethil@americanbazaaronline.com

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