Apple Software Developer Site Hacked

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:57 AM PDT
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Apple Software Developer Site Hacked

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People wait for the doors to open for the start of the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple sent an e-mail to software developers, telling them that on Thursday "an intruder" tried to steal some of their personal information, including names and addresses.

Apple is reportedly overhauling its developer systems, updating software and rebuilding its database to prevent future attacks.

It is not clear if any information was accessed.

Almost 300,000 developers are registered with Apple.

The e-mail from Apple is below: 

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.

In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.

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