Appleâ€™s developer site suffered a massive breach last Thursday that resulted in the compromise of roughly 100,000 developer accounts.
The intrusion was quickly identified and the affected server was taken offline for â€œmaintenance.â€ Only on Sunday did the Cupertino vendor publish extra details about the hack, pending a security audit.
â€œLast Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,â€ Apple wrote in an e-mail to developers. â€œSensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developersâ€™ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed.â€
The portal is used by app developers to manage their accounts and application submissions, but also hosts the companyâ€™s developer forums and API documentation, amongst others.
Fortunately, no customer information or application code was exposed in the attack, company spokespersons told MacWorld.