Apple has sent a message to members of its developer portal, alerting them to an attempt to steal personal information. Although Apple is saying that the data was encrypted and therefore not accessible to the thieves there are a few things anyone with an account at Apple’s developer site ought to consider.
Data theft is not a new phenomenon and it’s one we all have to be aware of. Apple is saying that they haven’t been able to rule out the possibility that personal information such as names, email and mailing addresses of registered Apple developers haven’t been compromised. The website was taken down but appears to be back now.
As far as remediation of the issue goes, Apple says that they are “completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database”. We’d also suggest that changing your password wouldn’t be a bad idea just in case.
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