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Apple just issued an update on its little developer site hacking issue, telling developers that its resources are coming back online and offering a system status update webpage.
One little detail is missing, however: a timetable.
But there is a schedule, Apple says, at least of sequence. Apple has been “working around the clock” to overhaul its developer site servers and software after Turkish security researcher Ibrahim Balic discovered several security holes and downloaded 100,000 developers’ private data. The work appears to be nearing completion.
Here’s the full announcement:
We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We’ve been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database. While we complete the work to bring our systems back online, we want to share the latest with you.
We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We’ll then bring the remaining systems online. To keep you up to date on our progress, we’ve created a status page to display the availability of our systems.
If your program membership is set to expire during this period, it will be extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.
Thank you for your continued patience.
According to the system status update page, both iTunes Connect, which developers use to check their App Store sales, and Apple’s Bug Reporter are now working. (I don’t believe either of these tools went down as a result of the attack.)
Of Apple’s 15 developer resources, however, 13 are still down, including software downloads, the App Store resource center, Apple’s certification, identifiers, and profiles.
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