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Apple developer hack: ‘security researcher’ owns up

Apple developer hack: ‘security researcher’ owns up

A so-called security researcher has admitted that he was behind the hack which last week saw Apple close down its developer site for iOS and OS X.

Ibrahim Balic posted a clip on YouTube (now removed) in which he claimed he’d disscovered 13 bugs, including one which let him see user information. Apple has denied that any users' details were stolen.

Bilic is said to have given Cupertino the details of 73 Apple staff as an example of his security breach. He says he has come forward as he fears legal action and undertook the hack to simply see how deep he could get into Apple’s systems.

Apple’s developer site remains down at the time of writing, with Cupertino said to be working on rebuilding and securing its platform.

Whether Bilic feels the wrath of Apple’s legal team remains to be seen. But with Tim Cook and co renowned for being litigious, it’s unlikely this is the last we’ll hear of this story.

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