An official statement released by Apple developers a week ago addressing its developer service claimed that it was not affected by a security breach,
An official statement released by Apple developers a week ago addressing its developer service claimed that it was not affected by a security breach, but a bug in their software. Most apple developer users speculated their accounts to be under a security threat after they realized some wrong details on these accounts. Apple, however, assured them that this was a mere bug in their software which they addressed with immediate effect.
Several Apple developers reported a deviation in their user accounts that changed their home addresses to some place in Russia rather than their actual address within Apple’s system. Making reference to recent cyber-crime cases such as the alleged hacking of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign leader’s email account by some Russia-based individuals, most Apple users became suspicious. This hacking saga strong-armed the speculation of the abnormality witnesses in their accounts to have been triggered by an unknown third party without official authorization.
Dal Rupnik tweeted that all his teams on Apple’s Developer Member Center have their registration details in Russia. Apple, on the other hand, stood firm to deny any reports that their systems have suffered a security breach.
Apple issued a note to developers which explained how an unspecified bug triggered the issue witnessed by some but not all developers.
The note stated that the affected developers may have had a temporary wrong representation of their address details in their account on the company’s developer website. The bug was however resolved immediately, and every user’s address details are correctly displayed at the moment. It further insisted that there was neither any breach in their security, applications, and services; nor did any third party access Apple developers’ membership details, whether authorized or not.
This incident differs from the one that Apple suffered in 2013 where their Development Centre services were compromised for three days after some third party hacked it. Despite how an Apple developers and Russian hacker pair may seem compatible, this case was not a repeat of history as many people thought.