I spoke with Apple tonight about news that its developer portal was hacked last Thursday by someone attempting to gain access to personal information about the company’s developers. While the company admitted already that the site was breached, there are some important details that you should know.
First of all, this does not affect iTunes customer accounts—this is a different system and all iTunes customer information is completely safe, Apple told me.
It’s also important to note that the hacker did not get access to any app code or even the servers where the app information was stored. The hacker also did not get access to any credit card information.
The only thing that the hacker could have gotten access to was the names, email addresses and mailing addresses of the developers. At this point, Apple doesn’t know if the hacker even managed to see that information. Worst case, that is all the information they would have seen, according to Apple.
Apple has taken the developer site offline and is working to get the site secured before re-launching it. The company had no timetable for when that might happen.