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Security Breach at iOS Developer Site

Apple's site for iPhone and iPad developers has been down for several days.


Apple has sent an email to developers notifying them that its portal at developer.apple.com suffered a security breach. As a result, the company took the site offline while it investigates, leaving many mobile development firms without a way to access the tools they need to create and publish iOS apps.

A Turkish security researcher named Ibrahim Balic claims to be the one behind the "attack." "My intention was not attacking," said Balic. "In total I found 13 bugs and reported [them] directly one by one to Apple straight away. Just after my reporting [the] dev center got closed. I have not heard anything from them, and they announced that they got attacked. My aim was to report bugs and collect the datas [sic] for the purpose of seeing how deep I can go with it."

According to The Guardian, this is the first known successful hack against Apple's web services.

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