Apple Developer Site Down as Developers Report Possible Hack [Update: Apple Says No Breach]

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  1. scfxmac macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm this is true. The developer account for my company was in fact hacked, which included our banking information (banking info was replaced with a Russian bank). It's a big deal, and definitely not something for people to be joking about. The fact that a company as big as Apple is this vulnerable should worry everyone.
     
  2. daveak macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm that my develop account banking information has not been altered at all, all my information is still correct on itunesconnect.
     
  3. scfxmac macrumors newbie

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    You appear to be in the UK. Wonder if this is something exclusive to the US.

    It first became apparent when we received an auto-generated email from iTunes connect indicating that our banking information had been "updated".
     
  4. oplix Suspended

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    ITS GOTTA BE...wait for it....

    THE RUSSIANS!
     
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  6. jclo Editor

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    That was for the previous hack, not this one.
     
  7. RF9 macrumors regular

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    if I was the hacker, I wouldn't update the account I hacked with MY address. I can't believe a Russian hacker would even use a Russian address. I'm not saying it's not a hack, I'm just saying that I'm skeptical that it's Russians just because the address is in Russia.
     
  8. weup togo macrumors 6502

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    This would be a very good time for you to disable Mac App Store auto-updates.
     
  9. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

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    If you just look a little bit closer you can see it

    [​IMG]
     
  10. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  11. KrisLord macrumors 68000

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    Everything looks normal when I look at appleid.apple.com so fingers crossed any issue is limited to only a few accounts.
     
  12. macTW, Sep 6, 2017
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    Notice it still says may. As in, never confirmed and no notice was released due to lack of affected parties i.e. didn't happen.
     
  13. macTW Suspended

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    But it was never confirmed in the previous hack. Within 4 years, wouldn't they have contacted affected parties if it did happen...?
     
  14. jclo Editor

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    From an email Apple sent to developers in 2013, which does indeed say there is a possibility names, mailing addresses, and email addresses were accessed:

    "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."
     
  15. BWhaler macrumors 68030

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    Bummer.

    These state sponsored hacks are wrecking one of the greatest inventions greatest by man.
     
  16. Peace macrumors Core

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    You're concerned about the site being down ?

    I'm concerned with Russia getting all my information.
     
  17. DarkMouseNet macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if this has anything to do with the huge amounts of fake downloads coming from China since August 13, 2017?
     
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The applied.apple.com site doesn't' list your Developer account status and information, though.
     
  19. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not a good sign . . .
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    If developer accounts are linked to in-app purchases, then changing the info to their own bank account (set up solely for this purpose of course) would make sense. I do not know how IAPs work, but if payments automatically go to the banks, then hackers accessing the accounts and changing it to their banking info, as scfxmac said happened to him, there is potential for millions and millions of dollars to be at risk.
     
  20. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    Hmm haven’t received any emails about information being changed
     
  21. ocyrus macrumors member

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    How? iTunesConnect has your bank account information, not developer.apple.com
     
  22. Chris The Bipolarbear macrumors regular

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    It’s back up just looked a few seconds ago
     
  23. shipdestroyerrr macrumors newbie

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    wow right before the release. the election was one thing, if they f with my developer account this is war :p
     
  24. Macalway macrumors 68030

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    Really? fantastic
     

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