Apple’s developer site briefly went down on Thursday morning, triggering speculations that it might have suffered a hack. Some developers reported that their account showed an address in Russia instead of their correct home address. Apple, however, rejected the cyber attack speculations, stating the problem originated owing to a software bug.
several developers reported that all of their developer account addresses have updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error.
According to multiple developer reports, their accounts list a Russian address instead of their correct address,” the report added. The Apple’s Developer site, down for couple of hours, was finally up and running. According to The Verge, the Apple developer support team sent a note to developers, assuring them that there was “no security breach.
“Due to a bug in our account management application, your address information temporarily displayed incorrectly in your account details on the Apple Developer website,” the note read. “The same incorrect address is displayed to all affected developers. The underlying code-level bug will quickly resolved and your address information now shows correctly,” it added.
“There is no security breach and at no time were the Apple Developer website, applications, or services compromised,” it further said. In 2013, the Apple’s Developer Centre hacked and taken offline for several days.
“At that time, Apple said sensitive personal information encrypted and inaccessible, but some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and email addresses may have leaked,” the reports said. A developer named David Negron first spotted the glitch, and tweeted that “all developer account addresses” were being shown as an address in Russia.