Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Jul 2013 16:04 UTC
Apple "It's now been almost three full days. I don't know anything about their infrastructure, but for a web service to be down this long with so little communication, most 'maintenance' or migration theories become very unlikely." Downtime is normally just part of life, but three full days? There's something going on.
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RE[2]: it's going to be bad
by Tony Swash on Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: it's going to be bad"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Straight from the horses mouth.....

Apple Developer Website Update

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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RE[3]: it's going to be bad
by Laurence on Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:21 in reply to "RE[2]: it's going to be bad"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm actually quite impressed. Not only have they been open about the breach (given that they're normally a very secretive company), but they've also done the correct thing by taking the portal offline while they properly investigate and resolve the issue. Many others wouldn't be that responsible.

Edited 2013-07-21 23:21 UTC

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RE[4]: it's going to be bad
by BluenoseJake on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: it's going to be bad"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

3 days is not really open, more like reluctantly and because of outside pressure. Look at how Ubuntu dealt with the leak yesterday, that's open.

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RE[4]: it's going to be bad
by gan17 on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 01:07 in reply to "RE[3]: it's going to be bad"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

According to this, California state law requires companies to disclose security breaches, so they (Apple) probably didn't have any choice; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_breach_notification_laws

Edited 2013-07-22 01:13 UTC

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