Jeremy Chai Staff Writer
Apple has made its way into the mainstream media with gigantic leaps and bounds, but it’s always humbling to see that even a gargantuan company like Apple is not invincible and can make mistakes. Huffington Post reports that Apple’s website was hacked – and that Apple failed to notify the public until three daysafter the initial intrusion.
Specifically, Apple’s developer website was hacked. Quite a crippling blow, considering it is this site that is used to create apps for Apple devices. Arguably the most troubling bit was Apple’s delay in announcing the breach – the announcement for the shut-down of the website was attributed to “maintenance.” This occurred the Thursday before the last, and only three days later on Sunday did Apple announce the true reason for shutting down the website.
Thankfully, it seems that customers can rest easy as their personal information was not breached. Of course, Apple is still updating its defences, but it’s good to know that Apple customers were not in the direct line of fire.
A man named Ibrahim Balic claimed on TechCrunch (via Huffington) that he was responsible for the intrusion. He allegedly found some bugs that allowed him access to a plethora of sensitive information regarding Apple.
If this is the case, then it seems that there was no malicious intent for the security breach, but still, a breach is a breach.