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Apple developer network hacked

Unknown group access unencrypted info; Apple insists sensitive data not compromised

Apple developer network hacked
Apple is working to overhaul database and server security and bring the site back online.

Apple Inc's main developer website is closed for maintenance as the Cupertino iPhone maker scrambles to overhaul security measures following a security breach, online media reported.

The breach happened on Thursday and is thought to have compromised unencrypted names and addresses (both postal and email), although Apple insisted that more sensitive data, such as financial information stored on the same server, had been encrypted and remained secure.

Apple claimed yesterday that no customer information had been compromised as the breached site was not connected to customer data. The company is currently working on overhauling its database and server security and the developer site remains offline.

"Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed," Apple said on its corporate website, in a message to developers.

"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."

Apple pledged to return the website to normal operation soon. The company made no statement as to the identity of the attackers.

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