Apple restores some developer services after hack
Apple has restored some services to its Developer portal, but most systems remain offline almost a week after sensitive information was leaked in an attempted hack.
Registered Apple developers are still unable to log into the members’ area of the site after the breach forced Apple to overhaul its database and server software.
The company has now posted a status page to show which of its systems are up and running, with app management system, iTunes Connect, and Bug Reporter the only services restored so far. The company has promised that Certificates, Identifiers and Profiles, developer forums, pre-release developer libraries, and videos will follow next.
It will then restore software downloads to give developers beta access to iOS 7, Xcode 5 and the latest Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks.
“We’ve been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database,” said the company.
Apple hasn’t revealed anything about the attack, beyond admitting that sensitive personal information may have been stolen during the breach. It said that data was encrypted, however, and “cannot be accessed”.
A London-based security researcher has claimed responsibility for the attack, but said the intrusion wasn’t malicious and was an exercise to highlight the holes in Apple’s systems. Apple hasn’t commented on the claims.