Apple Developer Center Getting Back On Track After July Hack

06 Aug. 2013 Enterprise Tech News

Apple, giving a more concrete timeline, said that most of Apple’s developer center will be available to the developers within a week’s time.

Apple’s developer center was hacked in mid-July, which caused the company to completely shut down the site. The developer center was hacked by a Turkish security researcher, Ibrahim Balic. He poked around the site without the tech giant’s permission and came up with 13 security issues.

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As proof, he extracted personal information of 73 Apple employees and over 100,000 developers. The issue was then reported to Apple who, in explanation to shutting down the site entirely, publicly announced that an ‘intruder’ had accessed its system. The Turkish security researcher said he did not intend the information of this issue to become public, but it did go viral regardless.

The company, since then has been working round the clock, and had released a time table with information on when the site would be live again.

Apple said it would first start the services of Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos.

Yesterday, in an email to its developers, Apple said, “We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week – Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center.”

The tech giant had begun to re-launch some of the features of its developer center on July 26 after a week long wait, and has kept working on it since then. The developers will only have to wait for a few days more to have all the features of the developer center running and about.

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