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[3]: it's going to be bad
by Laurence on Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:21 UTC 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[5]: it's going to be bad
by Laurence on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 00:49 in reply to "RE[4]: it's going to be bad"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Fair point. ;)

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RE[5]: it's going to be bad
by indieinvader on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 01:53 in reply to "RE[4]: it's going to be bad"
indieinvader Member since:
2009-08-11

Its open for Apple

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RE[5]: it's going to be bad
by shotsman on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 05:20 in reply to "RE[4]: it's going to be bad"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

AFAIK, Canonical IS NOT A Quoted Company on the NYSE etc.

Apple inc is and that brings a whole different set of financial responsibilities.

What may have applied to Canonical may not apply to Apple.

For one thing, people are more likely to sue Apple than Canonical simply because Apple have more money in the bank.

That said, I can't see why it could not have been brought back up with ALL Logins disabled.

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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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