Apple developers would have noticed the unavailability of the developer portal over the past few days. Apple have finally released an official statement regarding the outage. Looks like they’ve identified an attempt to access personal information from their developer website.
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.
Apple is believed to be taking the matter very seriously and is looking at rebuilding the developer system database to prevent further uninvited access. The silver lining, at least Apple were forthcoming regarding the outage. Let’s hope this outage doesn’t last too long.