Earlier today Apple’s site for developers was down for some time, it now seems that this was due to a hacking attempt on Thursday, which they have today confirmed via an e-mail to all developers, sending the following message:
“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.”
In the e-mail they said that no personal information had been accessed, but did state that they are double checking that fact to make sure developer names, emails and physical addresses have not been compromised, so there’s still a possibility.
However they are yet to say anything about credit card data, but have said that they are working overtime to overhaul the system, with server updates and a re-built database.
For those whose developer programs may have expired during the time the site was down, Apple has automatically extended your subscription.