July 23, 2013
Apple’s developer center remains down for a sixth straight day, although an end to the madness may finally be in sight. In an email sent to developers on Monday night, Apple states:
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. If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us. Thank you for your patience.Apple’s security woes seem to have delayed the release of iOS 7 beta 4. However, the issue has had no effect on the launch of the fourth OS X Mavericks beta. We’ll let you know when Apple’s developer site is once again online.