Apple restores developer site after attack

Gregg Keizer, Computerworldgkeizer@computerworld.com, Computerworld

Apple late on Friday restored key sections of its developer website, including the download center, more than a week after it took the portal offline.

By Friday evening, the iOS, Mac and Safari Dev Centers were again operational, as were areas dedicated to software downloads, digital certificates, and Apple’s bug-reporting system.

About half the site remained offline, however, including the developer-to-developer discussion forums.

The restoration of the iOS, Mac, and Safari Dev Centers, along with Software Downloads, gave developers access to programming tools and the prerelease builds of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, the mobile and desktop operating systems Apple will upgrade this fall.

Apple took the developer website down on July 18, but did not reveal the cause until Sunday, July 22, when it confirmed “an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website.”

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