While Apple’s Developer Center had been a target in a three-day hacking spell back in 2013, this week’s issue isn't related to any security breach, rather was caused by a bug, according to the company.
The system anomaly that changed some developers’ addresses within Apple’s infrastructure to a location in Russia, raised some concerns seemingly in the pairing with Russian hackers.
Apple as a follow up, issued the note below to developers, explaining that an unspecified bug is to be blamed for the temporary issue, which impacted some of the developers.
Due to a bug in our account management application, your address information was temporarily displayed incorrectly in your account details on the Apple Developer website. The same incorrect address was displayed to all affected developers. The underlying code-level bug was quickly resolved and your address information now shows correctly. There was no security breach and at no time were the Apple Developer website, applications, or services compromised; nor were any of your Apple Developer membership details accessed by, shared with, or displayed to anyone.
Albeit, the incident prompted concern that it may have been triggered by an unforeseen involvement of a third party.
Apple claims that sensitive personal information were encrypted and inaccessible, but some developers' names, mailing addresses, and email addresses were leaked in the incident, even as the company battles to fix the bug.