Apple’s developer portal was hacked last Thursday, July 18, 2013. According to an announcement from Apple, an intruder, unnamed, managed to obtain some personal info from registered developers.

According to Apple,

“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 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.”

The developer portal has since been taken down.

While the portal is under construction, any registered developer whose program membership was set to expire during downtime has been granted an extension.

Image: Apple, SmartFile screenshot

Story originally published on Mashable.

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