Hack attack on Apple Developer Centre may have compromised user data

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Following a hack attempt on Apple’s Developer Centre on 18th July, names, addresses and emails may have been compromised. Apple has since made the centre unavailable while they perform maintenance, rebuilding, and security work.

An official statement was made by the tech giant stating that ‘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’.

To minimise the risk of further hacks Apple is changing the entire site, software, and database.

Due to the unavailability of the site, any memberships that are due to expire will be extended until the Centre is fully operational.

With a massive 93% of large corporations having reported a cyber breach over the past 12 months, hacking has been ranked as a tier one threat to national security by the National Security Strategy. This has launched a partnership between the Ministry of Defense and large companies such as Hewlett Packard, with the aim to create a cyber security protection group.

Source: Wired

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