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Apple Website Hacked – Customers’ Personal Information Stolen

Apple Website Hacked

It’s only taken them 5 days to tell me, you’d have thought it would be a priority to let their customers know that their personal information had been stolen, Apple are so arrogant and patronising … Anyway, just as a heads up I received this message from Apple just now :

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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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My mind boggles how incompetent this firm is ! Hopefully our credit card details are still safe…

Cheers

Don Charisma

19 thoughts on “Apple Website Hacked – Customers’ Personal Information Stolen

  1. I got bitten by this – someone downloaded a game on my account. A free game, so they were clearly just making a point and embarrassing Apple – however, Apple at no point admitted that their security was compromised. They just advised that someone in Canada had downloaded the game. Password changed now, of course, but not much confidence it won’t happen again.

    1. Apple are going downhill rapidly, Steve Jobs would be turning in his grave I feel … thanks for the follow and dropping in on my blog 🙂

      I’ve added you on my links –> friends, you doing the same helps people find our blogs 🙂

      Keep in touch …

      Cheers

      Don Charisma

  2. i got one too, at least it’s good to know… someone else i know got a message but as a consumer asking them to change their password and didn’t have a clue what was going on or whether it was real. I’d suggest if anyone’s going to change passwords etc, then initiate it yourself via the website rather than clicking on any links from emails… though this email seem to have a ‘proper’ email address and it did say apple certificate detected in the chrome browser… you can never be too safe.

    1. they are apple links to apple.com so I’m 100% certain it’s genuine Apple email. I’ve had my email password stolen a few times, always seemed to be on an non-ssl yahoo page, and after the nth time I realised. Now I always look for the little lock next to the address before entering password. Nothing is 100%, but worth taking precautions.

      Anyway, good luck my friend…Cheers Don Charisma

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