Apple has confirmed that its developer centre website was hacked. Its developer centre website was down for the past couple of days and a notice said that it was undergoing maintenance. However, the extended downtime led many to suspect that there had been a security breach, and this was confirmed by Apple earlier.
"The website that was breached is not associated with any customer information," Tom Neumayr, an Apple spokesman said. "Additionally, customer information is securely encrypted."
Although Apple said that the website affected was not associated with any sensitive customer information, it did not rule out the possibility that developers' names, mailing addresses and email addresses could have been compromised.
To prevent such an occurrence from happening again, Apple is overhauling its developer systems, updating its server software and rebuilding its entire database.
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