Apple's developer website hacked

Apple says its Developer site has been hacked and that some information about its 275,000 registered third-party developers who use it may have been stolen.

The portal at had not been reachable since Thursday, raising speculation among developers first that it had suffered a disastrous database crash, and then that it had been hacked.

A Turkish security researcher, Ibrahim Balic, claims that he was behind the "hack" but insisted that his intention was to demonstrate that Apple's system was leaking user information.

Apple's developer website has been unreachable for the best part of four days, with the company revealing just today the cause of the extended downtime.

Since Apple discovered the issue last Thursday, the company immediately shut down their website and began work "around the clock". Additionally, company spokesperson Tom Neumayr told All Things that "the website that was breached is not associated with any customer information".

The developer site forms a very important part of Apple's relations with app developers, as it allows access to various copies of development kits.

A number of developers registered with the site have been reporting numerous password reset emails appearing in their inboxes, asking them to head to the Apple developer portal to change their password.
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